Collaborative project on Building Trans-disciplinary Climate Change Adaptation Capacity at the University of Nigeria
ATPS has embarked on a collaborative project on “Building Trans-disciplinary Climate Change Adaptation Capacity at the University of Nigeria”. The project is a joint initiative of the ATPS, University of Nigeria and the Open Society Foundations (OSF). The overall purpose of this initiative is to build and up-scale the capacity for research, teaching, learning and outreach services in climate change adaptation within the University of Nigeria.
This capacity building initiative will document existing climate change technologies, and climate change adaptation (CCA) teaching, research and outreach activities at the University of Nigeria, and build a trans-disciplinary curriculum to mainstream CCA in University teaching and learning in Nigeria. It is expected that the project will also develop and garner the support of policy makers to support the curriculum review, teaching, research and outreach on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in all Nigerian universities. As partner in the program, the ATPS is receiving support to further develop its integrated Collaborative Environment for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.
This program provides an avenue for the ATPS to address a core objective of its Phase VI Strategic plan on curriculum review. Through the program, the ATPS is now working with Five (5) Universities in three regions of the continent on trans-disciplinary curriculum review, hence increasing ATPS’ visibility and opportunities for new members from these institutions.