UNU Plans New “Twin Institute” in Germany, Mozambique

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  • 2010•11•12     Dresden

    On 11 and 12 November, UNU is organizing a workshop to solidify the scope and mission of the envisaged new UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources (UNU-FLORES). The focus of the new institute will be on sustainable management of resources, such as water, soil and waste.

    UNU-FLORES, in line with the UNU “twin institutes” concept, will have two locations: one in Dresden (Germany) and one in Maputo (Mozambique).

    The two-day scoping workshop brings together high-ranking delegates and scientists from Germany and Mozambique, as well scientists from the Africa and the Arab region, and international representatives from UN-Water and other UNU institutes worldwide to develop a strategy for the institute’s initial phase.

    “I am delighted that this international workshop lays the foundation for a new UNU Institute”, said UNU Rector Konrad Osterwalder. “UNU-FLORES will focus on issues of crucial importance in the area of sustainability, the hallmark of UNU [and] its work will have an important North-South dimension.”

    A Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of UNU-FLORES will be signed in the coming weeks by UNU, the German Federal Ministry of Education and and Research, the Free State of Saxony and the Technical University of Dresden.

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