THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES, ACADEMIA AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR
In recognition of the potential contributions in multiple sectors, the project operates in cooperation with a wide network of universities, educational institutions and research organizations in their host countries and regions. This association seeks to both facilitate learning and also to translate the capacity, learning, skills and knowledge generated by the project to academia, the private sector, and society at large in the places where it develops. For example, the project will be supporting the creation and enhancement of courses, seminars, university chairs and other similar activities as it is deployed. Likewise, it is also interacting with these universities to further associated knowledge and skills as required for the long-term transitions towards 2 – 1.5 compatible societies. Investing effort in the development of sustained mutual relationships between the academic sector and the project allows the project to progressively translate its findings into educational and learning opportunities which can have long-lasting implications, and to benefit from the knowledge and resources currently being pursued in these institutions.