1. Call for an Application to Participate in (Summer) Schools on "Sustainable Energetics for Africa (SE4A)" in Burkina Faso and Cameroon Funded by the VolkswagenStiftung
ANSOLE, the Justus-Liebig University, the Johannes Kepler University, and partners are pleased to invite young scientists at Masters, PhD and Postdoc
levels to submit their application to either School 1, which shall be held from the 28th of February to the 4th of March 2017 at 2iE
in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, or School 2 which is planned from the 31st of July till the 4th of August 2017 at the PKFokam Institute
of Excellence in Yaounde Cameroon. School 1, which shall be inaugurated by the Burkinabé Minister of Energy, Mines and Careers, Prof. Alfa Oumar
Dissa, is meant for participants originating mainly from West Africa and few from Germany and the rest of the World. School 2 are for those originating
mainly from Central Africa, North Africa and few from Germany and the rest of the World. Deadline for submission of application is 30 November 2016 for
School 1 and 31 March for School 2. Selected shall be participants showing readiness to actively participate at the various projects of the schools, which
are (1) energy scenario in the year 2050, (2) theatre for development and (3) Science Slam. In addition, preference will be accorded to those submitting a
2 to 4 pages report on the present energy situation of their respective countries.
To attain approximately 50% of female participation, we very much encourage young female scientists to apply.
Please proceed with the application by going to ansole.org/se4aschools.
2. 11-13 December 2016, NM-AIST, Arusha Tanzania: BALEWARE 2016 conference.
3. 18-19 Nov. 2016, HTTTC Bambili, University of Bamenda, ANSOLECAF 2016 Conference
The First ANSOLE-Cameroon National Conference for Young Scientists (ANSOLECAF 2016), on the theme "Renewable Energy for All in Cameroon" will
take place in Bamenda Cameroon from the 18th to the 19th of November 2016 at Higher Technical Teacher Training College (HTTTC), University of
Bamenda (UBa). The conference offers the opportunity to young Cameroonian scientists to present and discuss their recent research results with
experienced scientists in the domain from Cameroon and elsewhere.
Please click here for further information.
4. ANSOLE Organizes the Visit in Germany of 5 PAUWES Science Slam Winners 2015 from the 20th to the 28th of May 2016
5 Masters students of PAUWES (Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change)
Nicholas MUKISA (Uganda), Djamal Eddine BENHADJI-SERRADJ (Algeria), Nishimwe Clarisse NIBAGWIRE (Rwanda), Kay Nyaboe NYAKUNDI (Kenya) und Teddy Miller SAMO (Kenya),
winners of the Science Slam Competition in 2015, visited Germany from the 20th to the 28th of May 2016. ANSOLE e.V. was commissioned by DLR e.V. to organize the visit.
The visit was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Germany is a partner country of PAUWES.
The students were accompanied during their 8 days visit by ANSOLE e.V. members Christian Beese, Steffi Beese and Daniel A. M. Egbe. Please click here for further information.
5. REMENA M.Sc. Double-Degree Program " Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency"
Act now! Application Deadline is August 1, 2016:
OFID offers scholarships for eligible applicants from Sub-Sahara Africa for the REMENA M.Sc. double-degree program "Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the MENA Region - REMENA".
Our mission statement: TOGETHER TODAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE.
Please visit our website remena.uni-kassel.de:
for further details on the program. Find out more about scholarship types:
and how to apply:
Please click here for further information.
6. ANSOLE e-Magazine 1/2015
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7. Job offers at Ecole Supérieure des Métiers des Energies Renouvelables (ESMER) in Cotonou Benin
A- Appel à candidature pour le recrutement d'un(e) Enseignant(e)
chercheur (e) en génie énergétique avec une spécialité en énergies
renouvelables et efficacité énergétique. Delai d'envoi des dossiers: 15
Mars 2016 à 17 heures. For further details, please click here.
B- Appel à candidatures pour le recrutement d'un(e) Enseignant(e)
chercheur(e) en génie électrique. Delai d'envoi des dossiers: 15 Mars
2016 à 17 heures. For further details, please click here.
8. May 29- 11 June 2016, JUAMI Summer School at NM-AIST in Arusha Tanzania
Call for JUAMI Fellows: The Joint Undertaking for an African Materials Institute (JUAMI), formerly the Joint-US Africa Materials Institute, invites students to apply to a two week summer school on Materials for
Sustainable Energy. JUAMI has as its objectives the development of joint materials research and education activities between universities in Africa, the US and Europe.
Further information is available at juami.ms.northwestern.edu/index.html.
- Address for African applicants: revocatus.machunda(at)nm-aist.ac.tz
- Address for US and other applicants: mat-JUSAMI(at)umich.edu
9. Prof. Casimir Museruka (2. August 1957- 12. January 2016)
ANSOLE is sad to announce the death of Prof. Casimir Museruka, ANSOLE National Representative in Rwanda,
who passed away on Tuesday the 12th of January 2016, in King Faisal Hospital-Kigali after a long illness. Prof Casimir was a regular associate at the ICTP
(international Centre for Theoretical Physics) Trieste, Italy, and was Professor of Physics, Electricity and Hydraulics at various higher education institutions
in his country (UNR, KIST, UNATEK/INATEK, IRST), where he occupied various positions of responsibility such as head of physics department of UNR (1995-2001),
Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of KIST (2001-2004), vice-rector of academic affairs of INATEK (2006-2009), acting rector of INATEK (2006-2007).
Late Prof. MUSERUKA Casimir shall remain in the memory of INATEK as someone who played a prominent role in turning the institution into
"a real academic institution" by raising it to the level of meeting required standards of a university in leadership, teaching, research and community service.
He left behind a widow and 5 children as well as many students, colleagues and friends missing him.
10. Professor Alpha Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Carreers of Burkina Faso
Sun is rising for Renewable energy in west Africa! We are very happy and proud to inform that our colleague Professor Alpha Oumar Dissa of the University of Ouagadougou,
ANSOLE member since the 20th of May 2013, was appointed the Burkinabé minister of Energy, mines and carriers.
More information on his brilliant scientific career are coming soon.
11. 5th Anniversary of ANSOLE (2011-2016): International Conference on Renewable Energy( INCORE 2016)
The Zewail City of Science and Technology and ANSOLE are organizing an International Conference on Renewable Energy
(INCORE 2016) in celebration of the 5th anniversary of ANSOLE. The conference will be held from the 3rd to the 6th
of February at the Zewail City of Science, October 6th City, close to Cairo. Don't miss this historical event! Please download the
poster of INCORE 2016. For further information,
please go to: zewailcity.edu.eg/incore2016/
and to ansole.org/incore2016.
12. Africa-EU Symposium on Renewable Energy Research and Innovation 2016
In order to promote scientific partnerships on renewable energy in Africa and theEU, the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences
(PAUWES), and University Abou Bekr Belkaid in Tlemcen are jointly organising an international research symposium in Tlemcen, Algeria, planned for 8-10 March 2016. With a call for extended abstracts, the
organisers invite researchers from Africa and the European Union to participate at the symposium. For more information, please visit the conference website
13. The International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC 2016)
ICPAC 2016 will be held on 18-22 July 2016 at Hotel Sofitel Mauritius Impérial Resort & Spa, in Mauritius. The theme of the conference is "Emerging Trends in
Chemical Sciences". The conference program will feature a wide variety of keynote, plenary, invited and contributed lectures, as well as poster sessions covering all
topics related to Chemistry. There will also be workshops and symposia conducted by experts on different chemical aspects. Students, young chemists and delegates
from African countries benefit from reduce rate. Dr Lydia Rhyman, ANSOLE National Representative in Mauritius is one the main organiser of the event.
For more information, please visit http://sites.uom.ac.mu/icpac2016/.
14. ICTP-ANSOLE Fellowship Programs
With the help of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), ANSOLE has put in place, since the beginning of 2015, a series of fellowship programs to support
undergraduate and postgraduate studies in renewable energy:
Membership to ANSOLE of applicants and their supervisors is obligatory!
- ANSOLE "Sur-Place" Fellowship Programs (ANSUP): undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible.
- Intra-African Exchange Program (INEX): for postgraduate students only.
- Africa-North Exchange Program (ANEX): for postgraduate students only.
For details on the application process, please go to "Fellowships"
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16. Energy Programmes in Africa
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