Varsities to participate in climate change essays writing competition

The competition seeks to involve Universities in addressing climate change.

In Summary
  • The assessment of the entries is currently underway and it is led by a panel of Kenyan scholars who bring a wealth of expertise to the task.
  • The top three entries will be unveiled during an event scheduled for early November.
Lavinah Gonah (Right) during the Robotics Competition at IHub , Nairobi joins pupils of St. Nicholas to award them in a competition sponsored by Asharami Synergy to boost Science Technology and Mathematics among learners.
Lavinah Gonah (Right) during the Robotics Competition at IHub , Nairobi joins pupils of St. Nicholas to award them in a competition sponsored by Asharami Synergy to boost Science Technology and Mathematics among learners.
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A partnership involving Kenyan universities in essay writing is seeking to address climate change.

The collaboration is between Asharami Synergy Kenya, a subsidiary of Sahara Group and eminent scholars from Kenyan universities.

This will be done through the assessment of an essay writing competition focused on climate change.

The competition has garnered 225 entries from students representing various universities across Kenya.

The goal is to foster greater understanding and participation in the vital discourse of energy transition and sustainability among the nation's youth.

The program comes after the just concluded Africa Climate Summit 2023, held in Kenya.

During the climate summit, President William Ruto declared that "Africa holds the key to decarbonizing the world economy".

The assessment of the entries is currently underway and it is led by a panel of Kenyan scholars who bring a wealth of expertise to the task.

The top three entries will be unveiled during an event scheduled for early November.

The top three winners will receive cash prizes while all outstanding entries will be published and shared on global platforms.

The move aims to amplify the voices of Kenyan youth, further enhancing their engagement in energy transition and the pursuit of a sustainable future in Africa.

Country Manager at Asharami Synergy Kenya Debola Adesanya emphasized the company's alignment with Ruto's vision for climate action.

He stressed the significance of international investments in catalyzing a green energy revolution in Kenya.

Adesanya lauded the president's leadership in the realm of climate action, which continues to inspire positive collaboration and calls for global investors to support a sustainable future.

"Sahara Group, our parent company, remains a staunch advocate for a just energy transition in Africa that leaves no one behind," Adesanya said.

"Asharami Synergy Kenya reaffirms its commitment to collaborating with the Kenyan government and the youth to forge a greener and more prosperous future."

The initiative will promote a creative writing competition designed to demystify the intricate themes surrounding energy transition and sustainability, making them more accessible to young Kenyans.

Participating universities include Jomo Kenyatta University, the University of Nairobi, Kabarak University, Kenyatta University, Kisii University, Maseno University, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Technical University of Kenya, Strathmore University, Murang'a University of Technology, Africa Nazarene University, and Machakos University, among others.

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