TEDxAccra hosts Webinar on Climate Change

By Caroline Pomeyie, GNA

Accra, Sept. 15,
GNA – The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Working
Group on Higher Education (WGHE) under the auspices of the Association of
African Universities (AAU), has rolled out series of webinars.

Dr Elisabeth N.
Mimiafo epse Ayuk-Etang, Gender Advocate, and Senior Lecturer at the University
of Buea, Cameroon would facilitate the second webinar session on the topic:
“The Role of Women in Fighting Climate Change.”

The upcoming
session to commence on Thursday aims at addressing pertinent issues pertaining
to higher education in Africa.

The presentations
are geared towards achieving the major interventions and aspirations enshrined
in international and continental agenda such as the 2030 Sustainable
Development Goals(SDG’s), the Continental Educaton Strategy (CESA 2016-2025),
African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Science Technology and Innovation Strategy
for Africa (STISA-2024).

Reach for change
team says that the climate has been changing and is rapidly changing with
disruptive impact, such as rising sea levels; melting snow and ice; more
extreme heat events, fires and drought; and more extreme storms,
desertification, rainfalls and floods.

This change could
be attributed to natural as well as anthropogenic causes.

AAU is an
international non-governmental organisation set up by universities in Africa to
promote co-operation among themselves and with the international academic
community.

WGHE was
established to strengthen collaboration among African governments, development
partners, and tertiary education institutions to improve the effectiveness of
development assistance.

WGHE draws on its
extensive knowledge of the education sector to help tertiary institutions in
Africa devise creative responses to challenges and promote consensus among
governments and development partners around the revitalization of policies and
strategies.

TEDxAccra is a
social impact organisation where thinkers and doers of our community gather to
create and share ideas.

It focuses on
social impact initiatives across Ghana, at a community level, bringing together
innovative thinkers to connect and discuss great ideas.

GNA

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