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3CGS Organises A 5-Day Workshop on Climate Change Responsibility and Data Modelling


The Official News Centre

The Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (3CGS) as part of its activities in advancing climate change adaptation and mitigation hosted a short course programme on Climate Change Responsibility and Data Modelling with support from Action Aid.

In her welcome address at the opening session, the Head of 3CGS, Dr. Mary Antwi said that the 5-day course will be providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of climate predicaments as well as action plan towards adaptation and resilience, data availability, analysis, and modelling. She was excited about the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the course to help understand the trends in climate change.

Head of 3CGS, Dr. Mary Antwi

The Special Guest for the occasion was the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako. In his remarks, he reiterated the University’s commitment to mitigate climate change and contribute to research and adaptation. He applauded 3CGS for organizing such a course in line with the University’s mandate. He averred that the university in diverse ways through the 3CGS, EORIC, Department of Atmospheric and Climate Science, Department of Environmental Management, as well as the construction of a Carbon Flux Tower is contributing in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako

Representing the Managing Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sunyani Municipal and Chairman for the occasion, Mr. Elvis Nyantakyi urged the centre to expand such courses to the workforce to broaden their knowledge of climate change.

Mr. Elvis Nyantakyi of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),

In an interaction by the University Relations Office, with some participants on training workshop, they remarked on the acquisition of knowledge and skills from the workshop. A member of the Coalition for Maternal Health and Citizen Empowerment, Suleman Seidu recounted that his expectations were met while Mr. Bernard Yeboah of Social Development and Improvement Agency lauded the practical skills embedded in the workshop. Ms. Juliet Appiah, from Young Urban Women’s Movement, gave an account of some of the issues treated as climate predicaments to ascertain humans’ contribution to climate change. She was optimistic that climate mitigation is possible.

Present at the opening session was the Ag. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John K. M. Kuwornu and the Registrar, Solomon Panford, Esq. APR.