UNDP and partners sign agreement on graduate programme for environmental studies

August 16, 2018

University of Liberia President Ophelia Weeks, (left) UNDP Liberia Country Director (middle), and EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama (right), sign the agreement.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA and the University of Liberia have signed an agreement for support toward the setting up of a graduate program in environmental science at the University of Liberia.

The agreement was signed during the launch of the National Policy & Response Strategy on Climate Change. The programme is being funded by the Green Climate Fund through UNDP's National Adaptation Plans project.

The Programme is designed to prepare students to address the social and biophysical complexities of environmental problems.

Along with the required core courses, the program will draw upon the strengths of current curriculum and resources to develop a unique course.

This course combines the features of interdisciplinary, environmental literacy, integration of qualitative and quantitative skills, problem solving in the context of climate change resilience and adaptability.

UNDP Liberia Country Director Pa Lamin Beyai signed on behalf of his Agency, while the President of the University of Liberia, Ophelia Weeks and EPA's Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, signed on behalf of their respective institutions.