The French government has announced that it will train 35 Nigerian researchers on climate adaptation.
This is in line with its avowed promise to support Nigeria in its efforts to combat the effects and impacts of climate change.
In a statement made public in Abuja on Thursday, the French embassy tagged the training: “Research and Innovation in Adapting to Climate Change in Nigeria,” and will hold from the 28th to the 31st of October 2019 at the Sandralia Hotel, Jabi, Abuja.
The Nigerian scientists are expected to promote scientific and innovative research in the area of Climate change Adaptation.
The workshop will comprise two complementary trainings conducted by two french lecturers.
The first training, titled “From research and creativity to innovation: Add more value to your research project” aims to train the researchers on the best way promote their research projects topotential partners (laboratories, Research centres) which might support their implementation.
The second training will focus on teaching the researchers to use Rapidmooc, an innovative tool for making high-quality, user-friendly videos that can be integrated with course materials.
“They will then receive practical training in producing with the Rapidmooc that they can autonomously make short videos that adequately present their scientific and innovative research projects,” said Damilola AYODEJI Press Officer/Attaché de presse French Embassy, Abuja.
“The goal is to provide them the skills to promote their research projects with videos materials.”
The AIRACC project aims to foster and strengthen collaboration between French and Nigerian scientific research and higher education institutions of both countries, particularly in developing partnerships on the topic of climate change adaptation.
It also seeks to foster and develop intra-collaboration between Nigerian higher education institutions and create local synergies in scientific research on the same topic.
The 7 Nigerian universities involved in this project are: Alex Ekwueme Federal University, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Jos,Bayero University, Kano University of Science and Technology, Ebonyi State University.