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BiomassWeb: Toward a Sustainable Bioeconomy in Africa

Policy Seminar: Bioeconomics Policy Seminar: Bioeconomics

October 26, 2017. Washington D.C.

Policy Seminar: Bioeconomics with ZEF Director Prof. Dr. von Braun. Video by IFPRI.

Bioeconomy, Biomass and Biologizing the economy - Joachim von Braun Bioeconomy, Biomass and Biologizing the economy - Joachim von Braun

BiomassNet inauguration and networking meeting at the FIW in Bonn

July 12, 2017 | 15:00 h - 18:00 h


ZEF member of new research consortium on renewable energy in West Africa
March 08, 2018.

 ZEF is part of the new "Climate Information to support integrated Renewable Electricity Generation in West Africa" (CIREG), a research project funded by the European Research Area for Climate Services. ZEF will receive around 400,000 euros for the upcoming three years for its research part. The project is led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

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ZEF again ranked among the world's leading Think Tanks
January 31, 2018.

 ZEF has been ranked again by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the top think tanks worldwide. In its 2017 Ranking ZEF was listed in the following categories: Rank 12 at: Top Science and Technology Think Tanks;Rank 19 at: Best University Affiliated Think Tank and Rank 25 at: Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks

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New ZEF-led program trains experts in West Africa
January 22, 2018.

 Germany's Federal Foreign Office and the DAAD promote sustainable rural transformation with 1.8 million euros: ZEF has initiated and will run the new "West African Center for Sustainable Rural Transformation" to strengthen research and education in development planning, agricultural economics and aspects of renewable energy and irrigated agriculture in Africa.

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