Israel to work with Ghana’s research institutions

Israel says it is willing to work with tertiary institutions and research bodies in Ghana to deal with issues of climate change.

Ms Sharon Bar-li, Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, said countries that least contributed to climate change were the most affected by it and that climate change presented significant threats to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

She expressed Israel’s readiness to share the wealth of experience it had gained in the mitigation and adaption of climate change with Ghana, a statement issued by Ms Mina Okuru, Public Diplomacy Co-ordinator, said on Friday.

Ms Bar-li represented Israel at the Second West Africa Regional Conference on Climate Change dubbed: “Climate Change and its Impact on Africa: the Role of Science and Engineering for Combat,’ organised by the Organisation of Women in Science for the Developing World.

The statement quoted Ambassador Bar-li as saying that over 120 Ghanaians had been trained in Israel through its International Agency for Development Co-operation.

The trainees studied various topics relating to climate change such as Environmental Management Frameworks, Tools against Climate Change, and Green Growth – Policy Measures as a Tool for Local and Regional Sustainable Development.

The statement said: “These trainings are offered on yearly basis and are aimed at equipping participants with critical understanding of the ways and means to deal with climate change; while exposing them to analytical and practical Israeli expertise and presentations.

“The trainings also present policies and ideas that ensure environmental sustainability.”

The West Africa Regional Conference on Climate Change was hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources in the Brong Ahafo Region and brought together women scientists from Africa. GNA

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