Nigeria

UNESCO Chair in Alternative Energy (943), established in 2011 at Kwara State University (Nigeria)

Fields/Disciplines

Biogas digestion and solid waste to energy, solar energy, wind energy, biomass briquettes, bio fuel and floating wind farm.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop resources for harnessing alternative energy by training and educating the general public on sources and means of meeting energy requirements for industrial and man power development;
  • provide clear direction on applicable and functional alternative energy to Governmental agencies, which will help them in their policy formulation;
  • reduce CO2 emission through non – use of fossil fuel for energy generation, enhance new industry growth resulting in job creation and reduction in social ills; and,
  • develop the essential energy required for rural small scale industries, which can support agricultural development of this segment of the country.

Host Institution

Kwara State University (Nigeria)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; UNESCO Offices in Brazzaville and Abuja

Contact

Prof. Martiale Gaetan Zebaze Kana, UNESCO Chairholder

Kwara State University, Malete

P.M.B 1530

Ilorin. Kwara State

Nigeria

Phone:+234-805-165-4985

E-mail: zebaze(at)shestco.org