Israeli Ambassador, Sharon Bar-li
Israeli Ambassador, Sharon Bar-li

Brong Ahafo, Ghana, 17th October 2013: Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Sharon Bar-li has reiterated Israel?s willingness to cooperate with Ghana, particularly with tertiary educational institutions and research bodies in the country?s fight against climate change.

 

Representing Israel at the second West Africa Regional Conference on Climate Change dubbed ?Climate Change and its Impact on Africa: the role of science and engineering for Combat?, organized by the Organization of Women in Science for the Developing world, Ambassador Bar-li noted that countries that least contribute to climate change are the most affected by it, emphasized that climate change presents significant threats to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and expressed Israel?s readiness to share the wealth of experience it has gained in the mitigation and adaption of climate change with Ghana.

 

According to her, over 120 Ghanaians have been trained in Israel this year alone through its International Agency for Development Cooperation, MASHAV; in various topics related to climate change in programs such as ‘Environmental Management Frameworks and Tools against Climate Change’ and ‘Green Growth ? Policy Measures as a Tool for Local and Regional Sustainable Development‘ among others.

These trainings are offered on yearly basis and are aimed at equipping participants with critical understanding of the ways and means to deal with climate change; while exposing them to analytical and practical Israeli expertise and presenting . The trainings also present policies and ideas that ensure environmental sustainability.

The West Africa Regional Conference on Climate change was hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources in the Brong Ahafo Region and it brought together women scientists from the African continent.

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