The kick-off workshop:“Partnerships for sustainable solutions with sub-Saharan Africa: Promoting measures for research and integrated postgraduate education and training” took place in Bonn, Germany, on December 1st and 2nd 2016. Upon invitation of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), more than 50 scientists from german and african institutes, organisations and companies participated.
We are proud to be among the 13 projects funded by the BMBF and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). With this innovative funding measure projects are able to interlink research, education and training. Furthermore the knowledge generated by the research can flow directly into the education and training of postgraduates, both in masters and PhD levels, thus preparing the next generation of scientists. The call’s main focus was on the topics of bioeconomy, sustainable urban development and resource management (raw materials).