IESS and NTNU Pay Courtesy Call on the Vice-Chancellor

A delegation from the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, to brief her on the Building Capacity to Crosslink Coastal Pollution with Climate Change (BC5) project. The five-year project aims at building knowledge on sustainable management of marine coastal ecosystems and resources, strengthening & improving existing regional coastal research. 

The Vice-Chancellor warmly welcomed the delegation and indicated that capacity building was critical to the University. “We welcome any collaboration in regard to capacity building; particularly, one that allows us to collaborate among different Colleges and units of the University and also with our partners in Africa and other parts of the world”, she said. Prof. Amfo stated that the collaborations with other universities provided interesting insights into other countries as it was easier to learn from and support each other. She expressed her delight and was hopeful for future outcomes of the IESS-NTNU Project.

In short statements, Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs and Prof. Kwasi Appeaning Addo, Director, Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) pledged their support.

Earlier, in brief remarks, Prof. Christopher Gordon, former Director of IESS, said, “The project is trying to break barriers that exists between science policies and stakeholders and it is necessary to meet and officially start the inception of the project in the University of Ghana”. 

He added that the lessons generated from the project will be applicable across the University, especially a significant number of units from the College of Humanities.

Present at the meeting were María Azucena Gutiérrez González, NTNU Oceans Research & Education Coordinator; Dr. Elizabeth Barron, Department of Geography, NTNU and Prof. Murat Van Ardelan, Faculty of Natural Sciences, NTNU.