Society for Economic Botany
Society for Economic Botany - Chapters

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:
i. President - Prof. Newton, Kenyatta University (KU)
ii. Secretary - Dr. Lukhoba, University of Nairobi (UON)
iii. Treasure r-Ms Jane Omari, Kenya National council of Science & Technology (NCST)
iv. Committee member -Grace Ngugi, National Museums of Kenya
v. Committee member - Prof Paul Mbugua, Kenyatta University (KU).

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).

Chapter Registration Form | Chapter Promotonal Flier

Major activity lined up.
» Annual conference and meeting in September, 2012 (details to be posted later).
» Participants of the SEB (K) meeting and Launch in June, 2011

Guest of Honor
Prof L. Njenga
Director, School of Biological Science
Dr. E. Akunda
Profs. Michieka & Kokwaro
Coordinator, SEB-K, Dr. C. Lukhoba
Profs. Newton & Mbugua

Participants at the SEB (K) Launch
Presenters during the launch
Prof J. Kokwaro
Prof. L. Newton
Ms. J. Omari
Prof A. Yenesew
Dr. I. Malombe
Dr. J. Ogendo


      News Letter #1, April 1, 2011

      Contact: Dr. Catherine Lukhoba
      University of Nairobi
      School of Biological Sciences
      Nairobi, Kenya