Science And Environmental Sustainability (SAES)
François Hollande, former President of France
An examination of Africa’s environment reveals that the continent is one of the most biologically diverse parts of planet earth with a vast array of naturally occurring floral and faunal resources. However, the continent of Africa has in the last three decades witnessed an unprecedented loss and degradation of her environmental resources. Rare plant and animal species (marine and terrestrial) are going extinct with little attention being given to this plight. Indeed Africa is presently experiencing a severe environmental crisis which if left unchecked will have serious implications for future life in the continent and the world at large. The Science and Environmental Sustainability programme will therefore develop the basis within the natural and social sciences for the rational and sustainable use and conservation of the resources of the overall relationship between people and their environment. The programme points out the repercussions that present actions will have on future generations, so as to embed within the African populace a sense of environmental consciousness and responsibility towards ensuring sustainability for all.