The Society for Economic Botany
Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.
Special Invitation - 2nd Annual Chapter Meeting - Thursday, October 25, 2012 Starting at 8 am, Avu Main Hall, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (Registration Form)
Formation of the Kenya Chapter of the Society for Economic Botany (SEB-K) was conceived during the 50th annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, 2009. It was launched on the 23rd June, 2011 at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus.
The Key speakers during the launch were the eminent ethnobotanists: Prof J.O. Kokwaro- Author of Medicinal plants of East Africa and Prof L.E Newton- President of International Organization for Succulent Plant Study. Other speakers were the eminent anthropologist, Prof S. Wandibba, NAPRECA Assistant Executive Officer, Prof A. Yenesew and ADAPPT President, Dr. J. Ogendo.
The Kenya Chapter will function to collate research centered on the use of plants by peoples of the region. SEB-K will enable knowledge sharing through links to the other chapters. The current interim team is composed of:
All persons interested in the study and utilization of Kenyan plants are encouraged to join the SEB-Kenya Chapter. (Please see the links below for the Membership Form and SEB Flier). Annual membership/ registration fees may be paid to the Honorary Interim Treasurer, Mrs. Jane Omari (NCST) in cash at the National Council of Sciences and Technology, floor 9, or by MPESA (Acc. 0720-574668).
Major activity lined up.
News Letter #1, April 1, 2011
Contact: Dr. Catherine Lukhoba