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Environmental and Natural Disaster Management

Main organization(s): University of Nairobi, School of Physical Sciences, Department of Geology.


Postgraduate Diploma


The Department of Geology offers Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Natural Disaster Management as Module II Programme. The programme of study is for one academic year, leading to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. The programme consists of lectures, coursework, seminars examination and a project dissertation. There will be a fourth term, during which students will undertake a project assignment culminating in a written dissertation.

Subject areas

Disaster risk reduction, Disaster management, Vulnerability, Poverty, Recovery, Rehabilitation.

Target audience

University Students

Admission Requirement

Applications must be graduates from recognized universities in any of the following discipline areas; geology, meteorology, engineering, hydrology, land development, geography, architecture, environmental science, and urban and regional planning or have other qualifications approved by the University of Nairobi Senate.



Geographical coverage



1 year

Application procedure

Application forms for the postgraduate programmes are obtained from the Board and the completed forms accompanied with copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts are submitted to the Board of Postgraduate studies which is located at the main Campus on the ground floor of Gandhi Wing. Students may also download the Application Form from university web site. For further information on Postgraduate Studies and admissions, please contact - Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies, P.O. Box 30197, 00100 GPO, Nairobi. Telephone Number +254 20 318262 Ext. 28267, E-mail


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Tuition & cost

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Deadline for application

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Dr. Eliud M. Mathu
Department of Geology,
Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 30197
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: + 254 20 4449856
Fax: + 254 20 4449539

Last updated

15 Apr 2008

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Language English

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