As part of its active support to the capacity building mandate of IPBES in the West African region, WABES launches a second call for application to its Master of Science (MSc) on “Managing the Science-Policy Interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West
The Master of Science (MSc) in “Managing Science-Policy Interfaces on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa – SPIBES” is a 2-year interdisciplinary course divided into 4 semesters. SPIBES is designed to provide students with broad, high-quality information and skills needed to facilitate the operation of science-policy interfaces such as the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), as a means for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in West Africa.
The course is designed for students that are passionate about the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services to maintain suitable livelihoods for future generations. This Master’s programme focuses on developing experts that are keen on acting as science-policy managers and sustainability agents, translating scientific knowledge into meaningful and applicable concepts and tools, as well as channelling back policy requirements to the scientific community.