Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watersheds

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
The Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watersheds (IBCW) at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State Nigeria, approved by Senate on April 27, 2016 is an international center of excellence dedicated to research, training/education, project executions in the areas of Biodiversity and Conservation, Climate Change and Development and Watersheds Restoration and Protection with special focus on the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The Center was established in December 2015 following Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered into by Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian River and Niger Delta University Bayelsa State Nigeria. IBCW is established by Foundation for Conservation of Niger Rivers and Niger Delta University and hosted by Niger Delta University under long standing Memorandum of Understanding.IBCW is based temporarily in a single main office at Niger Delta University University with excellent geographical links to the rest of our Niger Delta operations area. Our staff can call upon the ICBCW network of “Expert Advisors” to provide further expertise, aditional capacity and support for detained or complex activities and to provide experienced multidisciplinary teams when required

The Institute which shall be jointly managed by a Governing Board made up from both participating parties (FCNR and NDU) and the processes will be at three levels. At the Institutional level, the Academic Board is responsible for the development of ICBCW’s education policies, guidelines, structure and regulations. At the programme level, the programmes Committees have overall responsibility for scientific rigor and administrative efficiency and they report annually to the Academic Board. Finally at the Course level, Programme Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day organization of courses and for supervision of contributions af all lecturers. They report to the programmes committees.

The day-to-day running of the centre is carried out by the representatives of the Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers and Niger Delta University

PROJECT OUTLETS
It is believed that the product of the Center exposed to the global knowledge of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Watersheds can support the human resources needs/requirements of such relevant organizations of governments and corperate bodies and institutions; as technical staff, to facilitate both global and regional development. Selected, competent staffs of the University/ Universities/research centres and private firms are to teach in the programme.

PHILOSOPHY
The Philosophy of the Center is to build capacity in Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watersheds in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria through teaching, research and community development activities.

VISION
A Center of excellence in Africa continent in Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watershed research and development

MISSION
To reverse further degradation of Niger Delta Ecosystems and address the existing ecological problems by working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders through action oriented research, education and training

OBJECTIVE
The objectives of the Center are as follows;

  • To provide teaching and research activities in the designated three core areas;
  • Develop academic programmes for Ph.D, MSc and Diplomas in Biodiversity and Conservation, Climate Change and Watersheds;
  • Development and integration of River Basin Management to be co-ordinated by FCNR/UNESCO-RC-IRBM Partnership and Niger Delta University;
  • Organize seminars, workshops and short courses in Climate Change, Biodiversity and Integrated River Basin Management and other sustainable development trajectories

OUR VALUES

  • IBCW is passionate about Niger Delta Ecosystem
  • IBCW promotes the values of the Niger Delta Ecosystems, her function and beauty
  • IBCW believes in the collation and evaluation of evidence and information to foster innovation and to promote best -practice and excellence
  • IBCW prides herself on the quality of the research education and technical advice she provides.
  • IBCW prides herself on the quality of the research education and technical advice she provides.

NOTES
IBCW – The Institute of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watersheds
FCMR – Foundation For Conservation of Nigerian Rivers
UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
IRBM – Integrated for River Basin Management
NDU – Niger Delta University
RC – Regional Center
UNESCO-RC-IRBM – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Basin Management

Digest Management Board

 

1 Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo (Vice Chancellor) Chairman
2 Prof. Donbebe Wankasi (DVC Academic)
3 Mrs. Effua E. Berepubo (Ag. Registrar)
4 Mr. Seth  W. Tueridei ( Bursar)
5 Dr. (Mrs). Joyce Oyadonghan (Ag. University librarian)
6 Engr. Emmanuel A. Frank-Opigo (Editorial Adviser)
7 Mrs. Tarikiye Angaye (Editor-in-chief)
8 Dr. Odingowei M. Kwokwo (Editor)
9 Prof. A. Neto-Emiemokumo (Dean Faculty of Arts)
10 Mr. kingsley Amabie (Director ICT)
11 Mr. Idoni Inegezi (PRO)
12 Mr. Emmanuel Amaegbe (SAVC, Secretary)

Editors


1 Mrs. Tarikiye Angaye (Editor in Chief) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
2 Dr. Odingowei M. Kwokwo ( Editor ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
3 Engr. Ebipuado Sapre-Obi ( Features Editor Science & Tech ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
4 Mr. Okutuate Benson-Ayah ( Features Editor Arts & Humanities ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
5 Mrs. Ukie Youdubagha ( Chief Correspondent ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
6 Mr. Benjamin Joffa ( Proof Editor ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
7 Ms. Helen I. Samson ( Circulation/ Marketing Manager ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
8 Mr. Stanley Miekpo ( Finance Manager ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria
9 Mr. Kingsley Amabie ( Information & Communication Tech ) Niger Delta University, Nigeria

Editorial Adviser(s)


Engr. Emmanuel A. Frank-Opigo Niger Delta University, Nigeria

 

 

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1 Issue No. 1 January – March 2015 ISSN: 2408-7599

2 Issue No. 2 November, 2015 ISSN: 2408-7599

Correspondents

1 Mr. Epoweide koko Faculty Of  Basic Medical Sciences (Chief Correspondent)
2 Mr. Fidelis Edike Faculty of Arts
3 Mrs. Tarikeye Angaye Faculty of Law
4 Mrs. Kurotimi Amaegbe  Faculty Of Agriculture
5 Mr. Smith A. Llaye  Faculty Of Engineering
6 Ms. Ukie Youdubagha Faculty Of Sciences
7 Miss. Eredubo Omungo Faculty of Management
8 Mrs Tare-Ela D. Abite Faculty of Pharmacy
9 Mr A. Itua-Banigo Faculty Of Education
10 Mrs Odiere De_Ayes Faculty Of  Nursing
11 Mrs. Heartrest Somukume Victor Faculty Of Social Sciences
12 Miss Bolouye Omemu Faculty Of Clinical Sciences

Photographers

1 Preye Bassey Werigblegha
2 Sunday Okunbiri
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