CSUD researcher and partners at the University of Nairobi release policy brief on environmental regulation in Kenya

by | June 14, 2013
Category: Uncategorized

CSUD researcher Ben Barczewski recently completed a policy brief titled ‘How Well Do Environmental Regulations Work in Kenya?: A Case Study of the Thika Highway Improvement Project’. The brief highlights the need for a different approach to development, one which recognizes the real cost of doing business at the expense of the environment. It emphasizes how Kenyan citizens and institutions can use newly created legal avenues and heightened community involvement to remedy of the weaknesses in regulation.

Mr. Barczewski conducted research for this policy brief between June and August 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya and the surrounding areas. While in Kenya Ben worked closely with Associate Research Scholar, Jacqueline Klopp and affiliate Elizabeth Marcello along with Dr. Evaristus Irandu and PhD. Candidate Dr. John Mallay at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in the University of Nairobi.  Ben Barczewski holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and is now pursuing a law degree at The George Washington University School of Law with a focus on environmental law.

The complete policy brief can be downloaded here. Feel free to the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (csudei@gmail.com) for any questions of follow up information.

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