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ZEF granted funds by DAAD for one out of eight new "Global Centers"

April 19, 2021. ZEF will lead the new African Climate and Environment Center - Future African Savannas (AFAS), which is one out of 8 Global Centers funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), see here. The funds are granted by the German Federal Foreign Office and amount to around 2.8 million euros per center until 2025.
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Publication Highlights

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

New study published in Nature Energy: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00799-5 by Sebastian Sterl, energy planning expert at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and KU Leuven in Belgium, and a guest researcher at ZEF.

In this study Sebastian Sterl shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

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Valuing Water: World Water Day 2021
Missed the Bonn Water Network’s World Water Day event on March 23? You can watch it online now on ZEF’s youtube channel.
Moreover, the Bonn Water Network, in which ZEF is a member, has launched its Website: http://www.bonnwaternetwork.de/
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ZEF Working Paper No. 206 - Decentralized Seed Services in Africa: An Assessment of Tanzania and Uganda

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ZEF Working Paper No. 207 - COVID-19: Emergence, spread and its impact on the Indian economy and migrant workers

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ZEF Working Paper No. 208 - Entwicklungspolitische Rechtsförderung, Außenwirtschaftspolitik und Gefahren für kleinbäuerliche Landwirtschaft in afrikanischen Ländern

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