The Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ACCAI) for close collaboration.
Speaking after the signing ceremony, the Director of ACCAI, Prof. Ifeyinwa Ajike said the body in conjunction with Open Society Foundation (OSF) conduct research and training on climate and climate change, food security, flooding adding that FUNAI having entered into agreement with the body will benefit from all its programmes.
She listed the six African universities participating in the programme to include University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Ghana, Mekelle University Ethiopia, University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, University of Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania, and the University of Stellenbosch South Africa.
She expressed satisfaction with the leadership of FUNAI for being research conscious and for keying in into the programme and assured them of enormous benefits.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of FUNAI, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, said the University placed premium on the core mandate of the institution, research and teaching in order to emerge as a world class university.
Prof. Nwajiuba said ACCAI was a credible organisation and that it was for that reason the University was partnering with it by signing the Memorandum of Understanding and assured of his support.