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The “Sustaining Buzz” documentary screening, followed by a Panel Discussion

September 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

- Ksh200

Saturday 28 September 2019, from 2.30 pm

Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium  

Film by: Martha Mutiso and Caroline Njoki

Panelists: Dr. Rebecca Karanja (Kenyatta University), and Dr. Kiatoko Nkoba (ICIPE) Moderated by Patricia Jentz

#OurBiodiversityOurFoodOurHealth

The Kenya Museum Society will screen (for the very first time), The “Sustaining Buzz”, an informative and timely documentary, followed by a panel discussion with two Kenyan bee and pollinator experts. We therefore invite you, your family, colleagues and friends for an afternoon of learning.

Film Synopsis

The film highlights the role that pollinators play in food security, livelihoods, human health, industries and the global economy. Pollinators are responsible for the production of various crops, fruits, fibre, medicinal plants and the regeneration of wild plants. Yet many farmers lack the knowledge to identify beneficial insects from harmful pests and are indiscriminate in their use of pesticides and destruction of bee and pollinator habitats, contributing to the decline of the insects.

The 25-minute film, produced with funding from the Aga Khan’s Giving Nature a Voice Program, showcases some of the pollinators, their importance and how Kenyan scientists and farmers are working together for their conservation and better crop yields and incomes.

Film trailer: http://www.givingnatureavoice.org/project/the-sustaining-buzz/

 

Panelists: 

Dr Rebecca Karanja, a Senior Lecturer in the Plant Sciences Dept at Kenyatta University. Her PhD studies focused on pollination of Arabica Coffee and associated awareness of pollination significance among farmers in selected farms in Kiambu District.

Dr Kiatoko joined ICIPE in 2008 and is involved in creation of stingless bees’ awareness and establishing of meliponiculture in Africa. His research interest is studying the impact of habitat degradation on wild bee population diversity and the pollination efficiency of stingless bees on horticultural crops.

Refreshments on sale: 2.00 pm, Film & Discussion: 2.30 pm

Cost: Ksh 400, KMS Member

Ksh 500, Guest

Ksh 200, Student

Bookings: 0724 255299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

M-PESA PayBill Business no:  400800, Account no:  6571570019

 

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Ksh200
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org

Organiser

Kenya Museum Society
Phone:
0724 255 299/0780 755 231 | 020 2339158
Email:
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Website:
https://kenyamuseumsociety.org/

Venue

Nairobi National Museum
Kenya + Google Map
Phone:
0724255299
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org/

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Ksh200
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org

Organiser

Kenya Museum Society
Phone:
0724 255 299/0780 755 231 | 020 2339158
Email:
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Website:
https://kenyamuseumsociety.org/

Venue

Nairobi National Museum
Kenya + Google Map
Phone:
0724255299
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org/