Technology and Natural Resource Management


This thematic area focuses on the interplays between science, technology, natural resources  as well as the environment, on the one hand and development dynamics on the other.



Head of Thematic Area:



Prof. Mohamud Jama



Members of Thematic Area:




  • Dr. Radha Upadhyaya






Prof. Kanyinga Karuti:








On-going projects:


Past Projects:

  1. Status of Implementation of Water Reforms and Access to Electricity in Kenya
  2. Arid lands Resource Management Study
  3. ICT-Based Methodology Study
  4. Nokia - Merry Go Round Project
  5. The Computerization of Agricultural Cooperatives Services Study
  6. Business Systems: Institutions and the Industrialisation Process (1999-2003)


Degree Programmes:

Master of Arts in Development Studies



Course Units:

CDS 601:  Natural Resource And Environmental Management

CDS 602:  Energy Policy And Planning And Development

CDS 603:  Science, Technology, And Policy

CDS 604:  Political Economy Of Industrialization

CDS 501:  Development Management Theory

CDS 502:  Development Management Practice

CDS 503:  Research Foundations

CDS 504:  Research Methods And Computer Applications


Possible Career Opportunities:

  1. Program Officer
  2. Environmental Scientist
  3. Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
  4. Development Advisor
  5. Academic Profession
  6. Consultant


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University of Nairobi

P.O. Box 30197
Nairobi, Kenya.

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