CONCEPT AND PURPOSE
The interactive (summer) schools on “Sustainable Energetics for Africa (SE4A)”, which is funded by VolkswagenStiftung (vollkswagenstiftung.de) brings together young scientists originating from West Africa (School 1) or Central and North Africa (school 2) and few from Germany and other parts of the world. The schools will lay strong emphasis on the African energy situation, propose solutions to both the lack of energy and the resulting environmental problems (e.g. rapid deforestation paired by air pollution due to use of charcoal for cooking) and adopt an interactive approach in order to trigger research topics.
The schools approach the topic renewable energy in two ways. Replacing “renewable” by “sustainable” will include besides the trans-generations longer time aspect also the economic and social aspects of the topic, while replacing “energy” by “energetics” underlines the process aspect of solutions to be found as well as extending the topic from investigation of resources also to the most important topics demand and consumption, both much better suited to be transformed than the purely technical topic resources, which is commonly meant in discussions of “energy”. In addition, the energy nexus (i.e. the interlinkages of conventional energy, renewable energy, water, environment, food security, development, and climate change mitigation) will be discussed in school 2 and the use of e-learning to facilitate education and research in sustainable energetics will be demonstrated in both schools. Due to the specific problems of Sub-Saharan Africa and the specific research activities of the hosting institution 2iE, water will play a special role also in School 1. Research scientists of the host institution will introduce this topic and provide the connection with the energy sector.
Read more: http://www.ansole.org/se4aschools/index.php?id=1&spr=fr
For Participants originating mainly from West Africa, few from Germany and few from other parts of the World
Venue: International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Dates : 27 February-3 March 2017
Deadline of submission of application : 30 November 2016
For Participants originating mainly from Central Africa and North Africa, few from Germany and few from other parts of the World
Venue: PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaounde,Cameroon
Dates : 31 July-4 August 2017
Deadline of submission of application : 31 March 2017