SPIBES is jointly hosted by the Graduate schools of Climate, Natural, Resources, and Innovation (CRNI) and Doctoral Programme on Sociology (FDS) of the University Félix Houphouët Boigny (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in collaboration with WABES partner institutions (see above). 

The University Felix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire was formerly known as the University of Cocody was transformed on October 1, 1963, from a Higher Education Centre into a University, formalized by Decree No. 64-42 of January 9, 1964. The University has a total of 60,000 students and 1,700 lecturers and researchers. The Scientific and Innovation Pole (PSI) of the University, hosting the SPIBES Master’s program, also plays host to other International graduate schools:

  • The doctoral program, Climate Change and Biodiversity of the West African Science Service

Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

  • Graduate school of Climate, Natural, Resources, and Innovation (CRNI) and
  • The Biodiversity Museum (MIN/NIM)