Influencing curriculum development and knowledge of climate change issues at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and environs
Associated Organization: University of Nigeria, NsukkaThe project will hold a workshop and interactive forum with stakeholders within and outside the university in order to influence inclusion of climate change issues in the university curriculum, improve knowledge on climate change and initiate policy processes that will help enact laws that support adaptation and resilience.
Themes: Crosscutting Issues
Regions: West Africa
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The proposed fellowship project aims to achieve three specific objectives namely: 1. Influence curriculum development on climate change issues in multiple faculties at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; 2. Influence better knowledge and understanding of climate change issues among stakeholders around the University environment; 3. Initiate policy process aimed at achieving better adaptation and mitigation options to climate change. In order to achieve objective 1, a workshop seminar will be held to identify various stakeholders in climate change issues at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and its immediate environment. Such stakeholders will include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (academics); the Deans of relevant Faculties such as Agriculture, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Sciences and their Heads of Departments; undergraduate and postgraduate students; development agencies within the University environment such as the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP); State and Local Government Authorities; National Universities Commission (NUC); and farmers. They will constitute the target population for the project. In order to achieve objective 2, a workshop training/interactive forum of all the identified stakeholders will be organized to teach the relevance of understanding what climate change is all about. Issues to be discussed will include the causes, effects/impacts, mitigation/ adaptation options, and challenges to climate change adaptations. The interactive forum will explore personal experiences, case studies, and innovations regarding adaptations and resilience. It is expected that objective 3 will be achieved as an offshoot of activities aimed at achieving objectives 1 and 2 above. However, in order to strengthen the accomplishment of the objective, special advocacy programme targeted at policy-makers will be conducted. Expected outcomes
• Through the involvement of key stakeholders in trainings and interactive fora, it is expected that the curriculum of relevant Faculties at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka will be greatly enhanced at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This enhancement will be in terms of revising already existing courses to include issues of climate change and or introducing entirely new courses into the curriculum to address the issues of climate change. • Better understanding and improved knowledge of best practices in climate change adaptations by stakeholders. • Laws that will promote adaptations and resilience, and discourage human causes of climate change. • More linkage opportunities with other stakeholders that are interested in issues of climate change and adaptations.
Contact (researcher) Nicholas Ozor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. This project is supported by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program, a joint initiative of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). This project summary was uploaded by Jacqueline Nnam, AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Officer. If you need any assistance sharing your resources, please contact me at: jnnamATfara-africa.org (replace AT with @).