Release event at the University for Advancement Research Studies in Wa, Ghana, with more than 100 high-ranking individuals, trainees and scientists from 6 West African nations and Germany on June 26, 2019.
The West African Center for Sustainable Rural Improvement will resolve technological, socio-economic, socio-political, administrative and cultural elements of sustainable rural improvement. It will do so by carrying out interdisciplinary research study and establishing mentor programs. Research study and mentor will bring produce the needed understanding and suitable technological services, particularly in the fields of renewable resources and farming water management. In addition, in your area adjusted organisation designs and administrative methods will be created.
Capability structure at the core
The fundamental element of the West African Center for Sustainable Rural Improvement is capability structure. Based upon its lasting experience ZEF will be leading the partnership with the University for Advancement Research Studies in Ghana and the University Abdou Moumouni in Niger. An extra partner, with whom ZEF has actually been running effectively Graduate Programs such as the Ghanaian German Center for Advancement Researches, the Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research Study (ISSER) at the University of Ghana supplies extra competence and personnel capability training for the other African partners. The task is moneyed by the German Federal Foreign Ministry through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Total financing for the duration 2017-2021 is around 2 million Euro.
High-ranking launch occasion in Ghana
The Centre was main introduced on June 26, 2019 by the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih in the existence of the Vice Chancellor of the University for Advancement Research Studies in Ghana, Teacher Gabriel Ayum Teye, and other recognized visitor such as the Head of City Government Solutions, Dr. Nana Atto Arthur, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University Abdou Moumouni in Niger, Prof. Dr. Adamou Rabani, the nation director of the DAAD, Lena Leumer, in addition to the chairman and members of the university council of the University for Advancement Researches, in addition to ZEF task leader Dr. Wolfram Laube. They were signed up with by more than 100 school principals, deans, scientists, speakers and trainees from Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Liberia.
Enhancing African networks
Vice Chancellor of the University for Advancement Research Studies in Ghana, Teacher Gabriel Ayum Teye described that postgraduate training around the world had actually gone through fantastic improvement which needed partnership amongst the different organizations in order to offer outstanding joint programs, guidance, research study and mentor. He stated that the West African Center for Sustainable Rural Improvement had actually started to offer scholarships to a variety of trainees within and outside the nation to study at the university and had actually likewise widened scholastic networks amongst the partners. This is resulting in boosted partnership in research study and scholastic exchange making use of the competence from of different partners for post-graduate mentor and the style of research study jobs.
Amongst the speakers were Dr. Derbile, Dean of the Professors for Preparation and Land Management at the University for Advancement Research Studies in Wa in Upper West Ghana, host of the opening event and likewise an alumnus of ZEF’s PhD program, Dr. Wolfram Laube, task leader at ZEF and Prof. Susana Barrera, Director of the Institute for Environmental Research Studies at the Nacional University in Bogotá. All speakers revealed their interest about the chances for clinical partnership throughout borders, language barriers and disciplines supplied by this task. Lena Leumer, Director of the DAAD Info Centre in Accra, stated in her speech how ecstatic she was that the West African Center for Sustainable Rural Improvement belonged to the DAAD-funded African Quality Program (the the ZEF-led Ghanaian German Center for Advancement Research studies was likewise part of the DAAD Quality Program).
Dr. Michael Ayamga, very first Alumnus of the ZEF-led Ghanaian German Center for Advancement Researches extended his thanks to the individuals of whom lots of had actually taken a trip from far ranges. Furthermore, he advised the audience of the significance of developing long-lasting relations and networks to share experiences and understanding for shared advantage. The event closed with the main commissioning of the West African Center for Sustainable Rural Improvement structure on the school of the University for Advancement Research Studies at Wa in Upper West Ghana. The school is hosting lecture spaces, computer system laboratory, in addition to office for trainees and speakers.
Very first Summertime School concluded
The launch event likewise marked the conclusion of the very first one-month Summertime School of the West African Center for Sustainable Rural Improvement occurring from June 3 to June 30,2019 The Summertime School united 39 Trainees pursuing various master programs at the Professors for Science and Innovation at the University Abdou Moumouni in Niamey, Niger and the Professors for Agribusiness and Interaction Sciences at the University for Advancement Research Studies in Tamale (Upper East Ghana) and Wa. The individuals of the Summertime School were originating from 6 West African Nations (Ghana, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Liberia).
Composed by Dr. Wolfram Laube and Alma van der Veen.