28 Nov 2013

AISWAM to Develop Africa’s Next Generation of Environmental Scientists

The KNUST-Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management (K-AISWAM) has re-echoed its resolve to work with local governments and industry to meet the environmental sanitation needs of anticipated growth of the Sub-Saharan region in the next century.

According to Patrick Kline, Business Development Manager of the institute mentioned that AISWAM will utilize Research Partnerships to foster collaboration between institute researchers, colleges, and other sectors (including government and industry) in order to develop/transfer new knowledge and expertise into the West African region.

Making a presentation during a familiarization tour of the institute by the parliamentary select committees on local government and environment Mr. Kline explained that, as an applied research institute they were determined to employ new and improved technology in tackling sanitation problems within the sub region.

Mr. Kline added that the institute will integrate research with real world problems to achieve quick results and accelerate learner knowledge acquisition.

“Our diverse specializations and wide ranging professional experience in a multitude of disciplines ensures that each learner attending AISWAM will receive the best education available in their chosen field”, Mr. Kline stressed.

The chairman of the parliamentary select committee on local government Dominic Azumah Azimbe commended the management of Zoomlion for going into partnership to establish an institute that will specialize in waste management.

“We expect graduates from this institute to rise to the challenge and address the sanitation burden of most governments within the sub region and beyond”, he expressed.

The chairman of the select committee on environment who is also the Member of Parliament for South Dayi Simon Edem Asimah was optimistic that the institute through its research would improve upon proven effective environmental management interventions.
He assured of the committee’s commitment to assisting the institute grow and churning out graduates equipped with the requisite technological know-how in combating waste and sanitation problems.