Let´sgeneratesolutions for resilient cities and peri-urban areas!
Bepartofthe first YEEES IDEA JAM in Germany, from November and until mid December 2017!
The YEEES project invites to a LAB on sustainability oriented entrepreneurial solutions for resilient cities and peri-urban areas at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.
According to the United Nations by 2050 more than 65% of the world population will be living in cities. How can this cities adapt to the challenges and growth that they are being confronted with? How can we take measures today to improve tomorrow’s future?
During one month you will work in international and interdisciplinary teams generating ideas and solutions for the challenges of cities and peri-urban areas, specifically in Germany, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa; but adaptable to further countries.
Our goal is to generate, structure and present innovative, social and ecological entrepreneurial solutions for resilient cities on the different YEEES Topics.
During the programm students will have the opportunity to take part in several workshops:
Social Business Model Canvas,
The LAB is open for students living in Germany, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.
Two PhD students, Laura Stanszus from Berlin and Pascal Frank from Lüneburg, are currently working in South Africa on the topic of mindfulness training.
Mindfulness is shown as an important characteristic of sustainability entrepreneurs and the basis for developing social or environmental related entrepreneurial approaches. Connected to the German research project “eBINK”, Laura and Pascal work on offering mindfulness trainings in South Africa. While implementing this kind of teaching approach with the support of the YEEES Training Center, another focus will be set on research on the impact of mindfulness training. The new research project investigates the importance of affective-motivational learning concerning personal transformations toward more sustainable lifestyles leading to sustainable entrepreneurial activity. „Connecting Research and Teaching“ weiterlesen
The inter- and transdisciplinary project YEEES is looking for Master students interested in a research stay in one of our partner countries. Our project especially elaborates on the resilience of cities and peri-urban areas. The focus areas are, e.g. agriculture, health and transport/mobility. Partners in the project are universities from Germany, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.
Are you interested in writing on an international topic in the area of sustainable entrepreneurship? Do you want to bring in your ideas and research as master scholar? Be part of our project by applying for our Master Grant.
From June 26th to 29th representatives of YEEES (Jantje Halberstadt, Ali Akoyl and Steve Szewzcuk) attended a workshop offered by HEDIS(Hub for Education on ICT for Sustainability, founded by DAAD) in Oldenburg. ‘We discovered several tasks that the projects can work on together and agreed on sharing knowledge that will be gained within our projects. HEDIS focus on education leads to a stronger connection to the YEEES Training Center. However, YEEES Research Center can be also involved, e.g. delivering research results and integrating students into research practice. The other way round HEDIS offerings, such as lectures and seminars, can be research objects for those YEEES research groups focusing on education´.
Stefan Szewzcuk holds a BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MBA from the Herriot-Watt University in Scotland. At present he is the Research Group Leader for the Rural Energy & Economic Development group in the Built Environment at the CSIR. Stefan’s primary interests are in wind energy, distributed generation and conversion of organic waste to biogas.
The YEEES Team is happy to welcome Steve in Germany as a new member our community!
On May 11th and 12th, 2017 representatives of the YEEES Project presented at the BUIS Conference in Magdeburg (19. Tagung der Fachgruppe Betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.). This event is hosted by the official club on environmental informatics and this year’s motto was Smart Sustainability (http://buis2017.cs.ovgu.de/). The presentation led to fruitful discussions on how ICT can be used to support or be the basis of social and environmental entrepreneurial solutions.
The YEEES Team met for the overall project kick-off. With more than 30 participants from different disciplines we successfully conducted workshops on both of the YEEES Centers, Research and Training, at the University of Namibia (UNAM).
As main results we developed the basic structure for the YEEES Training Center and made a schedule for the 2017 activities – including lectures and an interaction plan for students and researchers.
The YEEES Research Center was able to build the first international trans- und interdisciplinary (iti) research groups based on an interactive research meeting and different field excursions, e.g.,
After the kick-off workshop in Bonn the project partners already in Germany took the opportunity and got together for a pre-kick-off meeting in Hitzacker and Pisselberg during which the YEEES strategy, with focus on the connection of research and teaching, was elaborated. Prof. Dr. Uranio Mahanjane (UPM), Prof. Dr. Jean Greyling (NMMU) and Luise Greyling (RLabs), from the African side, and Prof. Dr. Jantje Halberstadt (Leuphana) and Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez (CVOU) from the German side, attended the pre- kick-off.