1. 11-13 December 2016, NM-AIST, Arusha Tanzania: BALEWARE 2016 conference.

Call for paper and sponsors for BALEWARE 2016.
Conference theme: Renewable Energy and Clean Water.
Abstract submission: 15 August 2016
Early bird registration deadline: 15 October 2016

Please download the abstract template and the registration form, both documents can then be submitted to baleware2016(at)baleware.org.

Important information here for sponsors and exhibitors.

For more information, please visit baleware2016.baleware.org or download this .pdf document.

2. 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.

3. Official Invitation to Brian O'Connell Lecture

ANSOLE and BALEWARE Coordinator, Prof. Daniel A. M. Egbe, is the first African scientist to be apppointed Distinguished Brian O'Connell Visiting Fellow of the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. Click here to read more.

4. Pan African University PAUWES Institute - Become a Pan-African Professor!

    The Pan African University (PAU) Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) is located on the campus of the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. In partnership with the Algerian and German government, the PAUWES Institute offers graduate students access to leading academic teaching, research and hands-on training in areas vital to the future of African development water, energy and the challenge of climate change.

To complement our international faculty we are seeking to fill the following positions at PAUWES:

Energy (Engineering and Policy Tracks)
Position 1: Professor of Solar Energy
Position 2: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Energy Policy
Position 3: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Energy Economics
Position 4: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Energy Systems
Position 5: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Hydro-Maritime and Wind Energy
Position 6: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Geo-Thermal Energy

Water (Engineering and Policy Tracks)
Position 1: Professor in Integrated Water Resource Management
Position 2: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Water Policy
Position 3: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Water Economics
Position 4: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Water for Agriculture
Position 5: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Water Engineering
Position 6: Professor or Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Water Quality and Sanitation

Application deadline is 28 March 2016.

For more information and how to apply, please consult the call posted on the African Union Commission careers website or click here.

5. ANSOLE e-Magazine 1/2015

    Please click here to download.

6. 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.

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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 conference website.

12. 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/.

13. 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:

  • 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.

Membership to ANSOLE of applicants and their supervisors is obligatory!
For details on the application process, please go to "Fellowships"

14. Download the ANSOLE News

15. Energy Programmes in Africa

  • Please, educate yourself and others on solar energy by clicking at: thesolarspark.co.uk. Also go to siser.ac.uk to be informed about the scottish research landscape on solar energy.

  • Renewable Energy Interactive Map Survey: To facilitate the accessibility of RE knowledge, the REN21 has developed a web-based interactive tool to guide users through relevant renewable energy information. Please click: map.ren21.net.

  • ENERGY GLOBE AWARD is presented annually to outstanding and sustainable projects in the area of environment and energy. Awards are presented on the national and international level for the 5 categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth. Apply for the next issue by going to energyglobe.info.