The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria signed a Letter of Understanding that offers a global and regional partnership opportunity to implement UNFPA’s programmes in priority areas that are core to its mandate. These include reproductive health and rights, population and development, and gender.
UNFPA Africa Regional Director, Bunmi Makinwa, said on the occasion that the Fund recognizes the excellent capacity and facilities of the University of Ibadan. “Through the agreement we would like to make it even more widely available, to be used by other institutions and organizations.”
The agreement was signed by the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A. Idowu Olayinka, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Adewole. The University would be a veritable partner of UNFPA and would use the agreement to develop new programmes and leverage services, he said.