On 28 May, the second cohort of students of the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences, including Climate Change (PAUWES) attended the first PAUWES International Water and Energy Fair in Tlemcen, Algeria. The event was jointly organised by the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), University of Tlemcen, and German-Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Students from the UNU-EHS-supported online Community of Practice Career Service team at the Institute were actively involved in the planning, organisation, and implementation of the event, which started with a welcome dinner that included exhibitors from Algeria, Germany, and the five geographical regions of Africa. The fair included keynote presentations by exhibitors, a panel discussion, and inspirational talks by high-profile guests. Students also had the opportunity for individual discussions with companies, finance institutions, higher education institutions, NGOs, research institutions, and an African Union institution of the water and energy sector at the fair stands.
On 29 May, a workshop/barcamp aimed to design a model of Tech Hub at PAUWES for PAUWES students and staff, as well as interested University of Tlemcen staff and PAUWES Institute partners. The agenda was based on informal team interaction and participants’ dynamics. In the afternoon, a workshop was conducted with the objective of receiving experts’ feedback to perfect the UNU-EHS-developed concept of a future Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) at PAUWES, attended by epresentatives from industry, policy/pan-African institutions, higher education institutions, and research organisations.
For more, see the news story on the UNU-EHS website.