The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Fall 2000 (Volume 1, Number 3)
E&EM doctoral candidate Uzo Eric Chukwu
project is working closely with officials of the Global Environmental Facility
(GEF) to developing a procedure to evaluate project impact of GEF investments
in developing countries. The GEF is the multinational environmental
investment arm of the World Bank the United Nations Environmental Programme
and the United Nations Development Programme. The GEF headquarters
building is located adjacent to the GW campus in Washington, D.C.
In 1994, the GEF was structured into four program areas to address Biodiversity, Climate Change, International Waters, and Ozone Depletion problems in developing countries. Projects
|undertaken by the GEF include the development
of rural electrification using renewable energy resources, reduction of
invasive plant species, reduction of pollution in international waters,
and reductions in the loss of species biodiversity.
The objective of Ericís project is to develop
a procedure, using state-of-the-art multi-objective analytical tools that
can be used for evaluating GEF-sponsored projects. A sub-set of projects
in the sub-region of West Africa will be used to validate and verify the
procedure, following which it could be applied to the evaluation of selected
projects using appropriate evaluation criteria.
Eric, originally from Nigeria, currently is a Senior Environmental Specialist with the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. He currently is on a nine-month fellowship, sponsored by the Marine Corps, to pursue full-time study in his doctoral research area.
Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor