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Richard Leakey, Chair of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on at 77

World-renowned paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard E. Leakey, chair of the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) and a professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences died January 2 at the age of 77. Leakey devoted the majority of his life to research on human origins, conservation of [...]

By |2022-01-05T07:30:40+03:00January 5th, 2022|Featured, General, Sticky|Comments Off on Richard Leakey, Chair of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on at 77

Statement from the Leakey family

On Sunday 2nd January, we lost a true warrior, an individual so large in presence that he left a void that can never be filled. He has been described as iconic, and a force of nature, but to us he was Richard, Dad, and Babu. As a family, we are enormously grateful for the [...]

By |2022-01-05T07:35:14+03:00January 3rd, 2022|Featured, General|Comments Off on Statement from the Leakey family

TBI’s Participation At The Tobong’u Lore Festival 2021

PHOTO: Martin Kirinya and Emmanuel Aipa showcase fossils in the TBI booth at the Tobong'u Lore Festival 2021 The Tobong’u Lore cultural festival is an annual event hosted by the Turkana County Government in order to promote peace, indigenous culture and tourism within the region. This brings together local and international groups lending credence [...]

By |2022-01-05T07:36:28+03:00December 22nd, 2021|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on TBI’s Participation At The Tobong’u Lore Festival 2021

Alex Chege’s Journey To The Baldwin Fellowship

The excitement that Alex Chege had upon securing the Baldwin Fellowship has its roots in his journey. Connecting the dots from when he was young, it isn't by chance that he is now undertaking the Ecology and Evolution PhD Program at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Dr. Catherine Markham and Dr. Richard Leakey. [...]

By |2021-12-29T11:18:24+03:00December 17th, 2021|Featured, General|Comments Off on Alex Chege’s Journey To The Baldwin Fellowship

How Winfred Wambui Mbogo Became A Baldwin Fellow

Winfred Wambui Mbogo is a Kenyan lady who is very passionate about human evolution. Her journey began in 2010 when she enrolled at the University of Nairobi to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. She realized that anthropology was misconceived in Kenya and rarely did students get encouraged to pursue the course. People [...]

By |2021-12-17T17:55:19+03:00December 8th, 2021|Featured, General|Comments Off on How Winfred Wambui Mbogo Became A Baldwin Fellow

The Kaikol Borehole’s Progress After Rotary Cupertino’s Visit To Napudet

PHOTO: TBI Community Development Manager, Joanne Velo (L) With Local ECD assistant Esther (C) and Rotary Muthaiga's Lead Projects Manager,  Kanyana Muriuki At The Kaikol Event Rotary Cupertino visited Napudet in Turkana County on invitation by Prof. Isaiah Nengo. Kaikol is a remote village in Turkana Central, 45 km south-east of Lodwar Town. It is [...]

By |2021-12-29T13:03:31+03:00December 7th, 2021|Featured, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on The Kaikol Borehole’s Progress After Rotary Cupertino’s Visit To Napudet

Fossil elephant cranium reveals key adaptations that enabled its species to thrive

A remarkably well-preserved fossil elephant cranium from Kenya is helping scientists understand how its species became the dominant elephant in eastern Africa several million years ago, a time when a cooler, drier climate allowed grasslands to spread and when habitually bipedal human ancestors first appeared on the landscape. Dated to 4.5 million years ago and [...]

By |2021-12-29T11:18:59+03:00November 10th, 2021|Featured, General|Comments Off on Fossil elephant cranium reveals key adaptations that enabled its species to thrive

Training in Hydroponic Farming in Ileret

As part of the Water Energy for Food Programme Funded Project in Ileret, we have been conducting training in Hydroponic Farming for local community members. In June this year, we conducted public participation meetings to let people know about the opportunity and to share more about the project in general. This was brightened by [...]

By |2021-11-10T11:26:05+03:00October 7th, 2021|Featured, Local Community Outreach, Projects|Comments Off on Training in Hydroponic Farming in Ileret
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