The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Summer school, hosted by the University of Ghana, is offered during the Northern Hemisphere summer from 2 -11 July 2023. It explores the interconnection between climate change, migration, and biocultural heritage in the landscapes of West Africa. Climate change contributes to rising sea levels, coastal erosion, increasing aridity, rising temperatures, unreliable weather conditions, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss. In West Africa, this also severely impacts indigenous and traditional communities threatening livelihoods and food security and shaping climate adaptive strategies, indigenous knowledge systems, and cultural heritage. Climate change is contributing to increased land-use and resource conflict between farmers and herders, illegal small-scale miners (galamsey) and fisher people and crop farmers.
The WUN brings together 24 leading comprehensive universities to advance research and education on major global challenges. Capitalizing on the geographic and cultural diversity of members across six continents, WUN enriches their shared experience, and assembles distinctive constellations of talent to address problems of real significance.
The program and course syllabus are available here