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Ndejje University has won the International Green Gown Award after outclassing 12 contenders to the Students Engagement category crown. The university presented the winning project entitled; “Universities and Entrepreneurial Models of Students Engagement in Municipal Bio-Waste Recycling in Uganda”.The winners trophywas presented by SatyaTripathi, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office toDr Frederick Kakembo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Ndejje University, who had coordinated the entire process of contesting for the award. The bilingual Ceremony, hosted recently in New York by Aurelien Decamps, Director, Kedge Business School / Co-Founder, Sulitest and Sam Barratt, Director, United Nations Environment, crowned the International Green Gown Awards winners as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum.

The awards judges were incredibly impressed with the extent of Ndejje University’s student engagement with staff in the municipal bio-waste recycling project in Uganda, bringing their education to bear on making substantial positive change to the environment in tandem with understanding societal and economic dynamics and benefits of doing so. The project reflects students and staff working in partnership to achieve goals using “top-down” and “bottom-up grass roots” methods to achieve maximum understanding and engagement across an institution. Find the concept that enabled Ndejje University to achieve the accolade.

https://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/student_engagement_finalist_ndejje_university_ u

The International Green Gown Awards are supported by UN Environment and are open to any university or college across the world. Since 2004, the International Green Gown Awards event has been established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the education sector globally. The awards provide benchmarks for excellence and are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The organizers of the Awards look for inspirational sustainability leaders. Recognizing exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the world’s universities and colleges, the International Green Gown Awards set the bar and put every learning institution at the heart of delivering the UN Global Goals.

On September 25th, 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. The finalists were therefore tasked to select up to a maximum of four goals that their application particularly delivered against, shown alongside their individual listings and the impact education has on a global scale. The green Gown awards are endorsed by  United Nations Environment  and are supported by  The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) ,  L’Agenceuniversitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)  and  International Association of Universities (IAU) .  The host partner was the Institute of International Education (IIE). The International Green Gown Awards are administered by EAUC.

Ndejje University (NDU)

is one of the 12 finalists for the 2019 International Green Gown Awards (Student Engagement category). NDU is one of the only 3 finalists from Africa. See the other finalists at
https://www.greengownawards.org/2019-finalists.

The finalists will be recognized on 10th July 2019 in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. Find the concept that enabled NDU to reach this stage at

https://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/student_engagement_finalist_ndejje_university_u

The International Green Gown Awards – 2019 is Endorsed by UN Environment and hosted by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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