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Apply now: International DAAD Alumni Expert Seminar “Diversification of Water Sources and Production Systems towards Climate-Smart Agriculture”

On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the CICD at University of Siegen is organizing a seminar for Germany alumni which will be conducted upstream in the River Nile Basin in Uganda, Zombo District. This applied research seminar is the second out of a series of two, which are implemented in different locations of the Nile Basin. The first Expert Seminar has been conducted in Sudan, North Kordofan in July 2018.

The seminar is scheduled from 25th of June to 06th of July 2019.

The goal of these applied 10-days research seminars is to contribute to the resilience of agriculture towards climate change and sustainability of water and soil usage by supporting knowledge exchange among key professional stakeholders and institutions in Eastern Africa. German Alumni from Sudan, Uganda and neighbouring countries, who have academic and professional expertise in water and food security, are participating to enhance their competencies, strengthen their networks and develop result-oriented outputs for projects that can inform the work of academicians and/or development and public agencies.

Who can apply?

  • Germany alumni from East and Northeast African countries.
  • A stay in Germany of at least 3 months for study, work or scientific research has to be proven. Working in the field of water management, irrigation, agriculture or similar disciplines.
  • Acting as multipliers, e.g. people who are decision makers or people who are in a position to disseminate the acquired knowledge.

Cost Coverage

The project covers costs for return flights (economy) or bus travel to Kampala / Uganda, accommodation and part of living expenses for the period of the seminar, travel within the country, visa costs and working material.

Deadline for applications is 21st of April 2019.


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Read the call for application carefully! Apply until the 21st of April by sending back the filled application sheet to ruger.winnegge(at)uni-siegen.de

More information is available on the Website of GAWN.


Betty Rono
14 April 2019

So excited already.

Eri Maryana
10 April 2019

Time to save the earth with new inovation to reduce bad impact from extreme Climate Change. Wish can be part of teamwork in this research.
Thanks for the good opportunity!

Dr Hyasinta Kessy
30 March 2019

Very interesting

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