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Water Security Assessment and SDG’s

28. Mai 2020 - 10:20

This interactive session looks at linkages between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and water security, particularly SDG 6 „Clean Water and Sanitation“. Thelecturers will discuss the representativeness of SDG 6 to achieve water security based on several case studies in Iran.
Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 986130680322
Password: 2747677
Lecturer: Dr. Sudeh Dehnavi & Neda Abbasi, Institute for Technology andResources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, THKöln

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Online Workshop “Project Monitoring and Reporting: Introduction to Geographic Methods using Open-Source Software”

25. Mai 2020 - 23:39

Topic: This is an introductory course that teaches how to use the open-source software Open Foris and QGIS to generate spatial information for monitoring and reporting project activities and outputs. Using a learning-by-doing approach, it addresses the theoretical and practical knowledge required for spatial data collection and visualization.

Who: The workshop targets DAAD students and graduates of development programs in Germany primarily. Students, young researchers, and professionals with experience in international development projects who would like to further qualify and professionalize their skills in project monitoring and evaluation using geographic information systems are also welcomed to apply.

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Emerging from the Lockdown: How Cities are Coming Back to Life During a Pandemic – link below

13. Mai 2020 - 19:01

As lockdown restrictions begin the lift, cities are faced with a new set of challenges. Join us for a discussion with William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, and Ullrich Sierau, Lord Mayor of Dortmund, on how their cities have coped with the pandemic – and how they are preparing for the future.

This event is being held in cooperation with the Office of International Relations and Sustainable Development of the City of Dortmund and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh.

In a video session, the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, and the Mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, discuss the topic: „Emerging the Lockdown: How Cities Are ComingBack to Life During a Pandemic“ with the President of the American Council on Germany , Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
The session will take place via Zoom. Please register and get your access data using the following link:

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Alternative Finance and Agriculture in Africa, Online presentation, 14.05.2020 17:00 – 18:15

12. Mai 2020 - 20:09

Oghenekome Umuerri speaks on alternative finance and agriculture in Ghana. He is aproject manager and a research fellow at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science. He leads a transdisciplinary research and transfer project between the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the University of Cape Coast Ghana and partners in the consumer goods and food processing industries in Europe and Ghana. Previously, he analyzed high potential start-up investments in Sub-Sahara Africa as an external consultant for the Up-Scaling Program of Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and was Business Unit Leader, Client Services East and West Africa at GfK S.E. ,where he focused on helping companies understand their customers better through consumer experience research.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID:986 1306 80322

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Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Workshop

8. Mai 2020 - 13:16

Building own venture as change maker from idea generation
through design thinking to enterprise.

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The 4-days seminar is primarily aimed at international students in development- oriented fields. The participants will receive hands-on training on social entrepreneurship and start up co-creation with focuses on synthesizing and designing ideas for social good; tools necessary to successfully start up, manage and scale-up innovative for sustainable businesses; concepts for raising funds and grants writing; and insights into team and networking building for innovation management are taught and practiced, which supplement the theoretical content from the corresponding university courses of the participants. The aim of the seminar is to qualify the participants to carry out independent social business planning, development and implementation of own start up ideas of that will encourage societal transformation for job creation through sustainable innovation that induces positive social change according to international standards. The learned principles and methods of social venture establishment form the basis for successful businesses and, through integrating sustainability into businesses are of practical relevance to the seminar as these help mitigate risks, protects license to operate, and enhances resource efficiency. The benefits of the learning during the training also extend to business growth opportunities, intercultural communication, improvement in brand reputation, and contribution to positive social impact and network building as well as interdisciplinary collaboration amongst the participants. The seminar is deliberately designed to be participatory in nature based on participants’ own start up ideas and is intended to give the individuals the competence to develop in social business ecosystem through practical guide in structuring own venture(s) through critical thinking for businesses and solutions. The seminar is intended to help foreign students find an easier start in translating ideas into business here and when they return to their homeland, and can thus put their university knowledge acquired in Germany into practical use. It should increase their professional attractiveness for their national building or international organization engagement, as well as show possibilities to carry out their own business plans in their home countries. The program of the seminar offers space for interaction and exchange of experiences between the German and international participants and the speakers. Cultural peculiarities in start-ups development in the respective countries are discussed and are intended to promote intercultural understanding, especially when dealing with German businesses and development cooperation partner organizations.

There are limited numbers of seats available.
Free for all DAAD EPOS study programs´ students and alumni of DAAD EPOS study programs. Accommodation is available and travel cost to be partially refunded.
In case COVID-19 challenges persist the organizer may consider other medium (e.g. virtual options) of holding the workshop. Thank you for the understanding.
For further information contact us: | website:

Venue: ibis Hotel Duisburg Hauptbahnhof – Portsmouthplatz 5– 47051 Duisburg.
Application deadline: 20th June, 2020, 12:00 PM CET.

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Water-saving riceproduction – A heretic‘s point of view, 07.05.2020, 17.00, zoom link below

7. Mai 2020 - 15:34

ARTS Seminar Series on Global Challenges – Local Solutions
Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker, University of BonnAgricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS)
Emerging water shortages are becoming a global challenge for food crop production. One of the advocated soltutions is the use of water-saving production strategies. Using the example of lowland rice in West Africa, the potentials of „alternate wetting and drying“ as the most widely advocated water-saving strategy in rice will be analyzed and possible trade offs are discussed.

Zoom meeting: ID: 986 1306 8032Password: 274767


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