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Participation in the DAAD Centres of African Excellence Online Research Fair

On September 28-30, 2021, members of the 12 DAAD Centres of African Excellence, further experts from related institutions as well as colleagues from the DAAD joined an Online Research Fair called 'Past and Future Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development‘, organized by the Centre for Development Research ZEF, Bonn University, and the DAAD West African Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation. Colleagues from both partners of the South African-German Centre for Development Research, the University of the Western Cape and the Ruhr-University Bochum, contributed in several sessions.

Overall, roughly 80 participants joined for the exchange and discussions of research and scientific projects taking place at the different Centres in order to explore potential synergies, particularly with a focus on opportunities within the new „Round Table Africa“ initiative of the German Government. Participants enjoyed a rich and inspiring programme with lots of opportunities to get into discussion with colleagues about cross-cutting themes and developed bases for further joint projects.

Collaboration between the African Centers of Excellence and beyond will be further enhanced through the new DIGI-FACE platform. This project, funded by the DAAD, aims at supporting and facilitating networks of higher education teaching, learning, and research on the African continent. The launch of the platform will take place on October 1, 2021.

2021 Research Fair 30 Oct
Britta Niklas, Anne Siebert, and Ruth Knoblich adding research topics to the digital pinboard