Sustainable Energetics for Africa

For Participants originating mainly from Central Africa and North Africa, few from Germany and few from other parts of the World

Venue: PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Yaounde,Cameroon

PKFokam Institute of Excellence is situated in the Emana neighborhood of Yaounde, at 15 minutes from the downtown. The institute offers an excellent learning environment. Seen as an African incubator for world-class leaders, the PKFokam Institute of Excellence has several missions:

- Detecting and building leaders among Africa´s youth

- Providing top quality and relevant education

- Promoting the retention of Africa´s human and intellectual resources

- Emphasizing and promoting African knowledge and education

- Becoming a springboard for Africa-specific solutions

- Setting world standards for higher education in Africa.

The institution has gained great experience in organizing international events every summer since its creation. It has modern conference facilities, clean sanitation facilities and a standby electric generator that automatically switches on in case of electricity failure from the national grid. This is a major asset for the smooth running of the international summer school. Promoting the use of alternative sources of energy to overcome the energy deficit experienced in African countries is one of our major preoccupations. This is the reason for which the institution will spare no effort for the success of the international summer school on sustainable energetics for Africa. In addition, the PKFokam Institute of Excellence has a high speed internet with WLAN. The school will lay foundation for a start of a study program on sustainable energies at PKFokam.

Dates : 31 July-4 August 2017

Deadline of submission of application : 31 March 2017

Main Organisers

-Prof Dr. Daniel Ayuk Mbi EGBE, ANSOLE and BALEWARE Coordinator, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (Director of the School)

-Dr. Matthias Höher, Managing Director, Center for International Development and Environmental Research, Julius Liebig University Giessen ( Financial Administrator)

-Prof. Dr. Michael Düren, Professor of Experimental Physics & Coordinator of SEPA (Solar Energy Partnership With Africa), Julius Liebig University Giessen, Germany (Co-Director of the School)

-Prof. Dr. Thomas Njiné, Dean, PKFokam Institute of Excellence, (Host and Local Organiser)

-Ms Leonie Schoelen, PhD candidate (Coordinator of the School)


-Prof. Dr. Dieter Meissner, Professor of Sustainable Energetics, University of Tallin, Estonia (Scientific Coordinator)

Dr Aloyem Vidal Kaze, ANSOLE national representative in Cameroon, University of Bamenda, Cameroon (Local Organiser)

-Prof. Dr. George Elambo Nkeng, Director of National Advanced School of Public Works (ENSTP), Yaounde, Cameroon (Local Organiser)

-Dr Nestor Kamden, responsible for scientific events at PKFokam Institute of Excellence

-Prof. Dr. Angeles Lopez Agüera, CLRLA-UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Communities Development, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

-Prof. Dr. Elisabeth von Hauff, Department of Physics, VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

-Ms Jennifer Mcintosh, Head of Secretariat of the International Solar Energy Society, e.V.(ISES), Freiburg, Germany

Download application form for school 2, fill and submit to in one PDF file together with

a) letter of motivation

b) detailed CV

c) scientific abstract for poster presentation: Please download abstract template for school 2

d) passport-size photo

e) 2 to 4 pages report on the (renewable) energy situation of the country of origin (optional)

In addition, submit as separate files (1) the passport-size photo (2) the abstract in word document and (3) the optional report on country energy situation as word document.

To attain approximately 50% of female participation, we very much encourage young female scientists to apply.

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