The idea of developing a Centre for Mountain Studies and Climate change was conceptualized to support Karatina University’s Green University concept. Mountains form green patches of ecosystems and in Tropical areas, they are not only a source of livelihoods for the Communities living adjacent but also support social economic development for governments and communities far downstream.
Karatina University wishes to capitalize on its closeness to the 2nd highest mountain in Africa (and in the topical zone) to spearhead Research and collaboration in support of conservation and sustainable use of tropical mountain ecosystems and the associated climate change parameters. To achieve this, the university seeks to
In the past two years, the Centre has been involved in activities including
Ongoing community support activities include
The Centre has targeted to provide at least 2 partial scholarships for Karatina University Masters Students in the Academic year 2021/2022 to study topics related to Mountain studies and climate change