CAAST-Net Plus Climate Change Stakeholder Workshop - Norway
The workshop aimed to explore potential academic-private sector collaboration, examine opportunities for strengthened cooperation in capacity-building in climate change, and investigate prospects for mounting new research funding schemes.
Around 25 European and sub-Saharan African participants from research, industry and civil society attended.
"While climate change is a cross-cutting concern, the discussion sought to explore how innovations might serve the needs of the health and food security sectors," said organiser Arne Tostensen speaking afterwards.
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- Academia-Private Sector Cooperation: The Case of EABC and IUCEA - Lilian Awinja, East African Business Council (EABC), Tanzania
- Academia-Private Sector Nexus - Towards a New Platform - Mike Hughes, Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Rwanda
- BASE Project: Engineering Education for Energy Sector Using eLearning - Base Project Partners
- Building International Research Networks: Experience and Challenges from Globelics and AfricaLics - Margrethe Holm Andersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Building Stronger Universities - Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Denmark
- Climate Change as a Global Challenge: Perspectives from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Eystein Jansen, University of Bergen, Norway
- Collaboration IUCEA-EABC for Promoting Knowledge Economies in East Africa - Prof Pontien Ndabaneze, Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Uganda
- Implementing CIRCLE programmeat the African Academy of Sciences - Benji Gyampoh, African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Kenya
- Innovation Through Collaboration Towards Successful Academic-Private Sector Collaborations - Tony Mitchell, Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), Rwanda
- Linking Climate Information with Africa’s Sustainable Development - Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC)-UNECA, Ethiopia
- Prospects for Mounting New Research Funding Schemes - Jan Monteverde Haakonsen, Research Councli of Norway (RCN), Norway
- Reinforcing the Africa-EU STI Partnership - Andy Cherry, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), United Kingdom
- Strengthening the Capacity of African Researchers on the Impact of Climate Change in Africa - Andrew Clayton, Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom
- Tanzanian Innovator - Gongali Model - Askwar Hilonga, Nelson Mandela Institution of Science and Technology (NMIST), Tanzania
- Towards a Tangible Legacy: Africa-Europe STI Cooperation on the Climate Change Global Challenge - Stefan A. Haffner, German Aerospace Center Project Management Agency (DLR-PT), Germany
A more detailed article reflecting on the outcomes of the workshop will be published in the December 2015 issue of the CAAST-Net Plus Magazine.
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