The International Green Gown Awards, supported by the UN Environment, recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges worldwide. This week the Green Gown Awards announced Unicaf University’s (UU) nomination for the Sustainable Institution of the Year 2021, Award.The prestigious award nomination acknowledges and celebrates the efforts and achievements of UU in the areas of environmental sustainability.
Unicaf University, Unicaf’s partner university, is a pan-African, independent, internationally recognised institution, offering high-quality academic qualifications. Unicaf University, a proud member of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), is well-known for its sustainable and environmentally responsible practices. The university is reshaping the future of responsible education by delivering its programmes online. Additionally, the values of ethical behaviour, sustainability, and personal contribution are promoted through its campus operations and green initiatives (awareness-raising events, reducing carbon emissions, recycling, and waste management).
Unicaf’s Responsible and Sustainable Business Plan 2021-2025 outlines the targets of the organisation and its partner university (UU) for the next five years. The Plan is in line with six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Africa 2063 aspirations. More specifically, it highlights the efforts to reach net-zero carbon by 2035 – setting an example for all other global higher education providers – and offer $200,000,000 worth of scholarships to students worldwide.
Unicaf University is committed to its sustainable development practices with the goal to positively impact its students, faculty, staff, and local communities in Africa.
USD$1 Million Dollars worth of Scholarships from UNICAF University
$1 Million worth of scholarships from UNICAF University
UNICAF University Zambia’s inaugural Women’s Summit
Unicaf University Zambia organized its inaugural Women’s Summit on the theme of Empowering Women to Make a Change.
Since the African continent is home to the highest percentage of female entrepreneurs globally who contribute significantly to their community’s growth and prosperity, this Women’s Summit was an opportunity to analyze and dissect the progress achieved towards women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Bringing together a panel of women from different sectors of the workplace and attended virtually by eighty participants over the course of two days, lively debates ranged from highlighting the challenges and hurdles women face in their respective roles to under-representation and empowerment in leadership positions.
There was an interactive question and answer session during the summit where participants were able to direct their questions to the panel. Of particular interest was the discussion on some of the attitudes and biased perspectives from society towards women in leadership roles. It was generally agreed that as soon as certain hurdles could be overcome then women’s empowerment is achievable.
Attendees commended Unicaf University in Zambia for hosting the virtual two day event as it was seen as an important platform to exchange views and to further the women’s empowerment agenda.
Day 1 speakers:
Nkhonde Fumbeshi, CEO at Money FM
Phyllis Mbayi, Business Executive Lead at WEAC
Day 2 speakers:
Daisy Kopolo, CEO at Platinum Black
Dr Christine Mushibwe, Vice Chancellor at Unicaf University Zambia
Mazyanga Liwewe, Editor-in-Chief of Health Press at ZNPHI