UNESCO-GEIFON Chair in Environmental Sciences (862), established in 2009 at The University of Benin (Nigeria)

Fields / Disciplines

Environmental sciences.


The focus of its activities will be to:

  • Develop and implement collaborative undergraduate course modules in environmental sciences which could be taken for credit towards the B.Sc.; M.Sc.; or PhD degrees in partner institutions and will be developed as to facilitate short-term travel by international exchange students to Nigeria and vice-versa.
  • Increase student partnership in “undergraduate research experience”
  • Improve laboratory and library facilities and increase multi-media (IT) instructional facilities.
  • Motivate science majors, from all three participating Nigerian institutions, to join the M.Sc.; PhD programme in environmental science at the University.

    Host Institution
    The University of Benin (Nigeria)

    UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network
    Natural Sciences



    Prof. E.P. Kubeyinje, Vice-Chancellor

    The University of Benin

    College of Medical Sciences

    PMB 1154

    Benin City



    Global Education Initiative for Nigeria

    No 2, 19th street, EDPA Housing Estate

    Prof. Anthony Benjamin Ebeigbe, Executive Director