Register now! BiomassNet inauguration and networking meeting at the FIW in Bonn

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

BiomassNet aims at supporting African countries in achieving food security and developing sustainable bioeconomies through the exchange of knowledge and expertise between experts from science, policy and practice. The focus is on Africa because many African countries still struggle to attain food security, while facing new demands for biomass as a source of income, energy and industrial raw materials. The inaugural BiomassNet meeting is open to experts from all disciplines and from all sectors who address food and non-food biomass issues in Africa. In particular, we invite scientists and experts from governmental and non-governmental organizations, development agencies, and the private sector.

The inaugural network meeting provides the opportunity to present your projects/organization, and link up with experts from other fields and backgrounds (for registration, see below). This exchange can be continued and broadened through the interactive BiomassNet online platform that will be launched during the meeting.

 

Preliminary program:

3:00-3:30 p.m. Key notes:

Dr. Manfred Denich, Project Leader BiomassWeb, ZEF

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun, Chair of the German Bioeconomy Council, ZEF-Director

Representatives of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and/or the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (tbc).

3:30-3:45 p.m. Launch of the interactive BiomassNet online platform

3:45-4:00 p.m. Coffee break

4:00-4:45 p.m. Parallel networking sessions:
Presentation of your organization/project and discussion of interlinkages and new ways of cooperation with other experts

4:45-5:00 p.m. Closing remarks and outlook

until 6:00 p.m.  Opportunity to continue networking

 

Present your project and/or organization:

The networking sessions provide the opportunity to present your project/organization, and link up with experts from other fields and backgrounds. The exchange can be continued and broadened through the interactive online platform BiomassNet.org that will be launched during the meeting.

Please register for the BiomassNet inaugural meeting here.  Deadline: July 3, 2017.

If you are interested in presenting your projects/organization (5-7 minutes), please register by May  31, 2017.

The final program of the event is to be announced in June.

BiomassNet is an initiative of the BiomassWeb project coordinated by ZEF and FARA. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) with additional funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). For further information, see Website.

In case of any questions, please contact Jelana Vajen (phone: 0228 734972, e-mail jvajen(at)uni-bonn.de).