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  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Dean
Signatory/Dean
Adetokunbo Sofoluwe- Vice Chancellor
University of Lagos

Partner(s)

University of Lagos

Description/achievement of initiative

- Creation of the Waste to Wealth Programme through the establishment of recycling and waste disposal scheme/ project.
- Institution of a special award for Research on Sustainable Development Issues during the Annual Research and Conference Fair.
- Hosting of Public Lectures on Sustainable Development Issues

Implementation methodologies

Through continued efforts already underway.

- Creation of the Waste to Wealth Programme through the establishment of recycling and waste disposal scheme/ project.

a. A committee would be set up to establish:

i. The appropriate location for the plant

ii. Orientation of members of the University Community on the importance of proper Waste Management and Recycling.

iii. The cost implication

This committee would also be in charge of evaluating and monitoring the project and issuing biannual progress reports.

b. The Pre-establishment of the project would include various orientation programmes such as seminars, workshops, public lectures to sensitize members of the University Community. (Time Frame: 12 months)

c. Key resources and partners that would be involved in the project include:

i. The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). This is the State owned agency in charge of the waste management in Lagos State, the host-State of the University.

ii. The Director of Medical Services, UNILAG. This Unit currently has the responsibility of managing the University's Waste Disposal System.

iii. Two Professors drawn from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering shall be the resource persons for the project.

d. The target is to: i. Ensure a cleaner environment through proper waste management.

ii. Proper enlightenment on advantages of Waste Recycling.

- Institution of a special award for Research on Sustainable Development Issues during the Annual Research and Conference Fair.

a. The University annually organizes a research and conference fair to encourage research within the University. A special Award including cash prize would be instituted and given to the best research project covering any sustainable Development issue.

b. The best research project for this award would be judged through a transparent process. The winning project would be highlighted on the University Website, University Magazine and the University Radio Station.

c. The research fair is an annual event; therefore the award would be issued annually. The target is to encourage the institution of relevant projects on annual basis.

d. The key resources/partners to achieve targets are:

1. The Central Research Committee of the University

2. The Director, Academic Planning

3. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Research.

- Hosting of Public Lectures on Sustainable Development Issues. This would cover public lectures aimed at sensitizing members of the University host communities which include Akoka, Iwaya and Yaba.

a. These lectures would be held twice in every semester,

b. Residents of the local communities would be invited to take part in the lecture. A questionnaire would be issued at the end of these lectures to evaluate the understanding level of participants at the lecture.

c. The goal is to draw the attention of members of the public to these issues; orientate them on the need to embrace positive environmental habits.

d. Key resource persons/partners are:

i. Lecturers drawn from various departments within the University.

ii. The Lagos State Ministry of Environment.

iii. The Federal Ministry of Environment.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Hosting of Public Lectures on Sustainable Development Issues 2015
Institution of a special award for Research on Sustainable Development Issues during the Annual Research and Conference Fair. 2015
Creation of the Waste to Wealth Programme through the establishment of recycling and waste disposal scheme/ project. 2015
Resources
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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