The 1st National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Nigeria

Lagos University recently made history by hosting the inaugural National Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Universities in Nigeria on 17 April 2024, a groundbreaking event that heralded a new era of sustainability in higher education across the nation. Embracing the digital age, the workshop seamlessly transitioned into the virtual realm, attracting a diverse array of participants from universities throughout Nigeria. Their enthusiastic engagement underscored a shared commitment to fostering sustainable campuses and leveraging the UI GreenMetric rankings as a catalyst for positive change in the current year.

Steering the workshop with finesse and expertise was Prof. Adejuwon A. Adeneye, Ph.D., D.Sc., an esteemed figure in academia serving as the Director of Research and Management at Lagos University. Setting the tone for the event's significance was Prof. Ibiyemi I. Olatunji-Bello, mni, NPOM, the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, whose opening remarks resonated with a sense of purpose and determination.

A highlight of the workshop was the invaluable contributions from UI GreenMetric luminaries, including Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M., M.Sc., Chairperson of UI GreenMetric, who provided a comprehensive introduction to the framework and methodologies of UI GreenMetric. This set the stage for Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, the Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric for Administration, Research, and Development, to delve into the intricacies of participation, offering practical insights and guidance on optimizing university rankings.

Adding depth and context to the discussions, Prof. Adejuwon shared Lagos University's own sustainability journey, highlighting best practices and lessons learned along the way. The presentations culminated in a dynamic Q&A session, expertly facilitated by Dr. Junaidi, Vice Chair of UI GreenMetric for Program, Communication, and Partnership, fostering an environment of collaboration and knowledge exchange among participants.

The resounding success of the workshop was a testament to the collective enthusiasm and commitment of Nigerian universities towards sustainable development. As participants exchanged ideas and experiences, a palpable sense of optimism permeated the virtual space, fueling aspirations for a greener, more interconnected future. Looking ahead, UI GreenMetric remain hopeful for continued collaboration and networking opportunities within Nigeria's academic community, buoyed by the momentum generated by this transformative event.

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Written by: Yovita Y. Yamin