The Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Kaoru Yoshimura has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Prof. Gabriel Teye. The meeting, which was held in the office of the Vice-Chancellor on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, preceded the ‘Social Implementation and Upscaling of Ghana Model in Semi-Arid Africa’ Workshop which was scheduled to take place at the UDS International Conference Centre later the same day under the auspices of the Kazuhiko Takeuchi Centre for Sustainability and Resilience (KTCSR). 

His Excellency Yoshimura noted during the meeting that, meeting with the Vice-Chancellor as well as the other activities outlined for the day in connection with enhancing resilience to climate and ecosystem changes in semi-arid Africa, marked a very significant stage in the UDS-Japanese Government collaboration. He added that, he has been part of the project as soon as he took office two and a half years ago hence his excitement to be part of the day’s programme to mark the end of a five year research yielding in an adoption of a Ghana model for enhancing resilience. 

The Ambassador was accompanied by Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Executive Director, Integrated Research Systems for Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan, Sayuri Shimotani, Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Ghana, and other members of the Japanese team.  

According to Prof. Teye, “It is a huge opportunity and a great achievement for UDS to be associated with the enhancing resilience to climate and ecosystem changes Project”. He added that, Projects such as these as well as the very enviable UDS TTFPP are what give graduates of UDS a competitive edge in the job market over their colleagues from the other universities in Ghana. He was optimistic that, this would not be the last of such collaborations between UDS and Japan. 

Source: University Relations