Environmental ethics is taught as a course in almost all the state owned universities in Ghana. Mostly, the course content usually emphasise environmental ethics which is suffused in governance of natural resource management and sound agricultural management practices. The general emphasis in the courses revolves around exposing students to concepts on local participation in policy formulation and decision making processes in sound environmental management. The course is taught at several levels in undergraduate and graduate programmes where students are exposed to basic principles in enhancing local people’s rights and entitlements to environmental resources, and their active participation in the achievement of environmental sustainability. Local communities by laws, indigenous technical knowledge systems are all emphasised in ensuring accountability and good environmental governance. For instance, at the Department of Religion and Human Values in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye handles an undergraduate course titled: Religion and Environment. The course content involves the relationship between the three main religions in Ghana—Indigenous religion, Christianity and Islam and the environment. Much emphasis is put on how these religions’ doctrines affect the management of the environment both in the old and contemporary times.

ISEE Representative

Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye
Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Schools, Programs, Degrees, Classes

Classes have also been taught in the following Ghanaian universities:

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