UKZN Students Team up with SAIIA on Schools’ Environmental Sustainability Project
Members of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and UKZN students teamed up recently to promote environmental sustainability in South Africa by helping to organise the 2014 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project (ESP)’s provincial presentation.
The UKZN students participated under the auspices of the United Nations Association of South Africa, UKZN chapter (UNASA-UKZN).
The event, which is part of SAIIA’s youth programme under the sponsorship of SASOL, is an integral part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The programme aims to expose high school learners to research on climate change and environmental issues and as well provide them with an opportunity to present their findings at provincial level. It is hoped that some of these findings will pave way for possible actions meant as responses to global challenges.
The event, which took place on the 26 of August 2014 at the Durban Botanic Gardens, was also designed as a platform to select the top six learners and two teachers who will represent KwaZulu-Natal at the upcoming 2014 SAIIA Young Leaders’ Conference.
Chiwueze Benedict Udeh