The CABES Masters Programme - SPIBES

The CABES Master of Science (MSc) on “Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Climate Change – SPIBES” will be hosted by three universities across Africa: University Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, University of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic Congo and the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network – Addis Ababa University (HoA-REC&N-AAU). SPIBES is a two-year full-time interdisciplinary course designed to provide prospective students with broad, high-quality understanding, knowledge and skills needed to make active contributions to biodiversity science-policy interfaces such as IPBES, and the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 in Africa. The SPIBES program is dedicated to scientists interested in sustainable biodiversity and ecosystem services management through science-based policy and decision-making.

Goals

The SPIBES Masters Programme specifications in brief

Title

SPIBES – Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Climate Change

Description

A two-year interdisciplinary course designed to provide prospective students with broad, high-quality understanding, knowledge and skills needed to make active contributions to biodiversity science-policy interfaces such as IPBES, and the attainment of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) 2030 in Africa. The SPIBES program is dedicated to scientists interested in sustainable biodiversity and ecosystem services management through science-based policy and decision-making.

Goals

Language of Study

English

Scholarship and research funding

Fully funded: The fellowship covers payment of tuition fees, field research budget, stipend for living expenses and a round-trip airline ticket. Students with their own or third-party funding may also be considered.

Duration

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Target Regions

West, Central and East  Africa

Certificate

Master’s degree + Certificate of Completion from CABES

Degree-Awarding Institutions

CABES Higher Education Institution (HEI) partners include:

  •  University of Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (SPIBES MSc. Programme, West Africa),
  •  University of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic Congo (SPIBES MSc. Programme, Central Africa)
  • University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (SPIBES MSc. Programme, East Africa)

Each partner university will award its own Master’s degree to students upon successful completion. The Master degrees delivered are fully accredited.