‘Green’ University Networks Being Developed in Africa

Africa has been late to join the ‘green’ universities movement – only five institutions on the continent are among more than 400 participating in a global ranking of universities that practise environmentally friendly policies to help combat climate change. But now national and regional ‘green’ university networks are being developed on the continent. Green university networks are currently being planned for Kenya, Morocco, Uganda and West Africa – as well as for Arab states and West Asia – in a consultative process between universities, national environmental and education agencies and the United Nations Environment Programme, according to UNEP. There is much catching up to be done, at least with some institutions in the developed world.


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