1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. BALEWARE 2016

Africa and Latin America have common issues related to water and renewable energy to be addressed by academia, industry, government and civil society organisations. For this purpose a platform of interactions of stakeholders from Africa, Europe and Latin America called BALEWARE (Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications) is in making and will be officially launched during the BALEWARE 2016 conference. The conference will be held from the 11th to the 13th of December 2016 at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha Tanzania. The foreseen scope of the conference includes training sessions for young researchers, academic presentations, panels discussing issues for policy makers and civil society organisations, a trade fair demonstrating industrial innovation potential and a brokerage session. Field visits to relevant projects or companies are also foreseen. Details of the event will soon be published at baleware.org.

6. 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.

7. 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/.

8. 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"

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10. 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.