Seeking students to introduce recycling and reuse in Ibadan, Nigeria
SDG target 12.5 calls for the reduction of waste generation through prevention, recycling, and reuse, and identifies recycling rates as a primary indicator (12.5.1).
In Nigeria, agriculture and food waste along with single-use plastics represent significant sustainability challenges that are especially problematic in crowded city markets. Organized waste collection is infrequent and refuse is dumped on city roads, resulting in environmental and health hazards. With no formal efforts to promote recycling or the reuse of commercial products, the management of waste is not valued and resulting environmental impacts continue to compound.
As an architect and community leader living and working in Ibadan, Nigeria, I am committed to introducing recycling and reuse with a focus on urban planning and sustainable cities. I invite UB students who share a committment to sustainability and social innovation to contribute to the following initiatives that we will be co-creating through this project challenge:
Project outcomes will directly support the following goals :
|Length of commitment||Semester or longer|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?||Remote|
|Level of collaboration||Individual or small group|
|Benefits||Sustainability or Global Collaboration digital badge; students can arrange for academic credit through department|
|Who is eligible||Juniors or Seniors|
Ayomitomiwa Ogunsile CEO, Ayomi Arts, Ibadan Nigeria
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning; Director, Experiential Learning Network
127 Capen Hall
Phone: (716) 829-2834
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.
Please note that students must be accepted by the project partner before they can begin the badge process. Once accepted, they will engage in a facilitated meeting to discuss the details of their project and associated preparation. They will also explore an appropriate mentor/content expert while continuing to receive holistic support from the ELN team throughout their project.
To get started, email Dr. Huber, Director of ELN, at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and share any relevant skills or experience. An initial exploratory meeting will be scheduled.