Climate Change Education Project Bid Won By Fiji University

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Project hoped aimed at addressing human resource needs in Fiji

By Unaisi Vesikula

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Dec. 5, 2013) – The Fiji National University (FNU) has won an international bid to implement a new project – Education for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (ECCAM).

The project is financed by the European Union within Intra-ACP – (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries) academic mobility scheme.

Dr. Kandasamy Angamuthu, the acting vice chancellor of FNU said through the implementation of the project, they hope to address Fiji’s human resource needs, which is one of the key objectives for the existence of the University.

"We are truly happy and proud to be a part of such exciting programmes, and are also honoured that we can have the opportunity to develop links and strategic partnerships with European Universities and regional Higher Education Institutions" said Dr. Angamuthu.

The strategic objective of the project is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in the Caribbean and Pacific countries.

The European Union granted FNU FJ$3,990,000 [US$2.1 million] for the Education for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation project.

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