APPEAR scholar gives radio interview on environmental conservation and climate change

16. December 2019
scholar giving radio interview
Sonnia Nzilani was invited by Mwatu FM of Kenya broadcasting cooperation to share her views on the environmental conservation and the current climate change related heavy rainfalls being experienced in East Africa.

In the past three months, the excess rains have caused several human deaths and led to the destruction of properties due to flooding and landslides. According to Sonnia Nzilani,  the radio interview "was a great avenue for a Ph.D student to share, connect, link and disseminate knowledge on the need to adopt mitigation and adaptation measures to climate change impacts, such as, planting of indigenous tree species and conservation agriculture. It  was an important opportunity, because science and technology play a great role in promoting food security particularly in developing countries that depend on rain-fed agriculture". She further talked  about her project "Kibwezi Wellwishers" a group which she founded that promotes environmental conservation, education and public health. The group planted over 5,000 trees in 2018 and 10,000 trees in 2019 across Makueni County, Kenya.

Sonnia Nzilani Musyoka is a PhD researcher at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). She is employed in Kenya at the South Eastern Kenya University.