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February 16, 2019

Algerian varsity trains African experts to tackle climate change

The Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences is co-ordinating research and training in Africa to navigate the risks brought by climate change.

Prof Abdellatif Zerga, director of PAUWES, says the institute is focusing on growing technical capacity in green growth, water management and security.

“PAUWES is building the next generation of scientists and policy makers. Africa is currently paying a heavy price for the actions of industrialised countries, but through the talent and commitment of its young people, it can also play a definitive role in overcoming climate change in the years to come,” he said in a statement.

The institute is a trilateral project between the African Union, Algeria and Germany and is situated on the campus of the University of Tlemcen.

It offers two-year Masters programmes: MSc in Water and MSc in Energy.

The Institute opened in October 2014 and has 60 students from all over Africa.


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