A group of five students, Thomas Mbaru,Lawrence Kinuthia, Fenton Okoth, Joyreen Wanyeki, and Mercy Nyakang’i, from the CISP & CDN-sponsored Master of Economics (Cooperation & Human Development) programme at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya, have beaten all odds to emerge top in Africa and top 5 globally in the Geneva Challenge 2018. A total of 292 teams submitted their proposals.
Their project dubbed ‘Maji Uhai- Rainwater harvesting solution for Arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs)’ wowed the judges both at the Academic Steering Committee Evaluation stage and Independent Jury Panel Review stage.
The project seeks to leverage rooftop and surface runoff collections and storage to widen rural water harvesting capacity. It is a practical, innovative, and replicable.
The team is now headed for The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland, from November 26 to 28 for the Finalists Presentation and Award Ceremony. Read More