Weekly Feature: Meet Kenyan-born researcher Halkano Abdi Wario, beneficiary of the Volkswagen Foundation and one of 11 junior fellows from six African universities. Wario conducts research on Islamic law in a continental and comparative project funded by the VW Foundation and coordinated by University of Bayreuth.
VW Foundation:A strong partner for African researchers
By adding his signature to the founding document for the European Trust Fund "Bêkou" (Sango for "hope"), German Development Minister Gerd Müller is continuing Germany's support for the Central African Republic. The document was signed in the margins of the meeting of EU Development Ministers in Florence on the evening of July 14 and 15. Germany is planning to contribute five million Euro to the Trust Fund this year, and to make available another five million Euro next year.
Assistance fund for Central African Republic
Germany came in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Energy Efficiency Ranking
GoetheonMain is a non-commercial, artist-run project space developed by the Goethe-Institut South Africa at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. A call for proposals has been announced for applications to exhibit there. Application deadline is August 15, 2014 for exhibitions for the period January - December, 2015.
Open call for proposals: GoetheonMain 2015
It's good news for young professionals in Africa: Germany's exciting initiative to promote exchange between African future leaders and German Industry, Afrika Kommt!, will take place again 2014-2016. This will be the third consecutive session of the programme since it was launched in 2008, offering professional training for young, future managers from sub-Saharan Africa.
Afrika Kommt! 2014-2016
Shared research interests and collaborative networking between African and German scientists are at the very heart of the “Africa Strategy” of Germany's Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On June 20, The German Education Minister and Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the AU approved the Strategy as a framework for a sustainable cooperation between Africa and Germany.
Germany and AU approve new research strategy