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    Promoting Academic Capacities for Sustainable Agricultural Resources Use in West Africa (Pro-RUWA)

    Promoting Academic Capacities for Sustainable Agricultural Resources Use in West Africa

    The West African-German network Pro-RUWA aims to train a new generation of regionally and internationally educated young scientists, entrepreneurs, and administrators. Future decision makers in francophone West Africa will be capacitated to jointly overcome bottlenecks in resource misuse and food insecurity at the national and regional level.

    Main Goals

     

    Activities & Capacity Building

    We build on existing structures of the three young universities UAC, UAM, and UDDG in West Africa that have recently decided to overcome the language barriers and internationalize their graduate education. Fostering university education, international relations, regional development, and operational links between the academic, public and private sector, we promote

    • south-south and south-north-south exchange,
    • Winter Schools to qualification of PhD students and academic personnel,
    • advanced training courses for lecturers, IT / GIS staff, and administrators,
    • teaching and learning environments through state-of-the art didactic concepts and effective use of digital infrastructure,
    • scientific approaches to climate-sensitive sustainable resource use, and
    • academic and business soft skills.

     

    Our Partners

    Pro-RUWA closely collaborates with


    Programme and how to apply

    Within the Pro-RUWA Graduate School, we deliver various scholarship and funding options to MSc Students and young scientists as well as finance administrators. Every year, we call for applications for fully funded PhD research at our all three partner universities.

    Pro-RUWA research themes:

    • Rural-Urban Transformation,
    • Governance of Resource Use,
    • Food Security,
    • Climate Change,
    • Soil-Plant-Animal Interactions,
    • Biodiversity of Plant and Animal Resources,
    • Pro-Poor and Migration Policies, and
    • Marketing and Certification along Agricultural Value Chains

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