New Interns in Nairobi

Jambo!

We are Jeremy Wagner and Patricia Magala, students from the University of the Fraser Valley currently doing an internship with Aga Khan University and the East African Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) funding, Patricia and I (Jeremy) will be research assistants for 2 and 3 months, respectively, and we will be focusing on urban agriculture in Nairobi. More specifically, we have been tasked with mapping and profiling urban farms within the city. While work plans and outputs will change as the internship progresses, our first focusing on Kiroko Enterprises, directed by Francis Wachira Meru. Kiroko Enterprises is an urban farming teaching centre and an excellent example of how a sustainable urban agriculture enterprise can influence, engage and mobilize local communities around a plurality of social, economic, and environmental issues. Over the coming weeks, Patricia and I will interview the director and employees of Kiroko Enterprises to gain insight on and tell the story of an urban farming success.

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Cherie helps Jeremy and Patricia find relevant reading material to supplement their internship experience.

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