Power Politics Project- Understanding the role of the oil and gas industry in sub-Saharan African Development

Developed to contribute to the European Commission’s objective of raising awareness of global development issues, enhancing relations between  the European Union and less developed countries, and building support for the Millennium Development Goals, the project focuses on schools in Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and Aberdeen City and Shire in Scotland.

By working with students and teachers at schools in the two areas, the project will result in the development of new curriculum materials that address issues of development through the lens of oil and gas development, it being the predominant industry in both of the two regions. Materials will be developed by the teachers and students who will be using them, emphasising a cross-curricula approach, with multi-media, active learning methodologies and live links between schools in the two parts of the world.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum are also partners in the programme and in addition to the development of materials for schools, the project will also see the creation of vibrant and evocative outreach materials for the general public and an exhibition of the project of the whole at the end of the activity.

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