Overview

Our AFAS graduate programme is hosted jointly by Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) with its African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEA-CCBAD) in Côte d’Ivoire and the University of Nairobi (UoN) with its Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) in Kenya. The graduate programme on Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces (SPPI) is based on existing programmes in biodiversity and climate change adaptation at CEA-CCBAD and ICCA. Via hybrid training, our students participate either in person or virtually in top-up courses offered by AFAS in the fields of climate, biodiversity, ecosystem services, nature-based solutions, SPPI and soft skills.

Currently, 20 Master students are enrolled, of which 12 are female and 8 are male. The graduate school also hosts three PhD students. AFAS students come from a variety of West and East African countires, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda.