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IESS host International Conference on Sustainability and Environmental Management

A two-day international conference on the theme ‘Sustainability and Environmental Management’ has been held at the International House auditorium, University of Ghana from 15th-16th February 2017. The conference dubbed "Sustainability Dialogue” was organized by the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) in partnership with the Department of Computing Science, Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

“Nkitahodie”: Policy dialogue with political parties on the Paris Climate Change Agreement

"Nkitahodie": Policy dialogue with political parties

The much anticipated, interesting and interactive “Nkitahodie” policy dialogue with political parties on the Paris Climate Change Agreement organised by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP took place at the Alisa hotel in Accra on 27th October, 2016. 

John Hopkins SAIS Practicum Team visits the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies

In March 2016, a four member team from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SIAS) visited the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana as part

Recycle Up Ghana Launch 2016 Summer Camp

Recycle Up Ghana 2016 youth camp was launched on the 4th of June, 2016 at Impact Hub Osu.  The summer camps are meant to train, educate and sensitize students to segregate waste to recover components for reuse and recycle. This year’s camp seeks to extend its outreach to university students.  Previous events have been targeted at senior high school students.

Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals on Water held by IESS and Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS-UG) has partnered the WaterPower Project      (Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) to hold a seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water. 

Perspectives on Fulbright Specialist Visit to the Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana

I recently completed two serial visits to the Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies (IESS), as a Fulbright Specialist in the area of Urban Planning, specifically Environmental Land Use Planning and Management.

IESS Seminar holds Ghana’s Sanitation Challenges and Possible Solutions

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) as part of its guest seminar series organised a seminar on the topic “Solving Ghana’s sanitation challenges, what will it take?”

The seminar comprised a two-part presentation delivered by Mr. Harold Essau and Mrs. Lorrentta Roberts, both experts in water, hygiene and sanitation issues associated with UN-WASH project.

In his presentation, Mr. Essau mentioned that 22.9% of Ghanaians practise open defecation with the worse trends in the three northern regions

IESS Hosts Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu (Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences)

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3:00pm hosted the Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and his team of administrators, made up Messrs Emmanuel Baidoo, College Secretary, Samuel Acheampong, Senior Assistant Registrar and Mawusi Glozah, Assistant Registrar of the College respectively. 

IESS Joins Global Earth System Governance Research Centre

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) at the University of Ghana has joined the Global Alliance of Earth Systems, becoming the research hub in Africa.  The Research Centre Accra is led by IESS director  Prof.Chris Gordon who is a member of the  Earth System Governance Steering Group.