In this seminar, a side event of the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), representatives from the African Development Bank and the University of Tokyo, University of Zambia and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) will share their perspectives and experience on the role of universities in achieving sustainable development, and exchange views on innovative ways to achieve sustainable development in Africa through higher education.
Since 2008, the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), with financial support from the Japanese Government, has worked with leading African universities to explore the possibility of jointly establishing a postgraduate programme on sustainable development in Africa, and to shape a new generation of professionals to face the challenges of Africa’s sustainable development. After three years of work by the African partner universities, cooperating Japanese and European universities, and international organizations, the project has elaborated master’s-level education programmes on (i) Integrated Rural Development, (ii) Sustainable Urban Development and (iii) Management of Mineral Resources. These programmes will be initiated in 2013 and 2014.
The seminar — organized by UNU-ISP, the African Development Bank, University of Tokyo Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative, and Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology — is free and open to the public, but advance registration (by 30 May) is required.
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For more information on UNU activities in African countries, please visit the UNU Priority Africa web portal.
Conference Room A
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220-0012, Japan