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ZEF-director Joachim von Braun gives key note at FOOD2030 Conference of EU

ZEF- Director Joachim von Braun gave a presentation at the FOOD2030 Conference on "Harnessing research and innovation for FOOD2030: A science policy dialogue", held by the European Commission in Brussels on October 16, 2017. In his briefing he spoke about the project on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture Science by the Inter Academy Partnership (IAP) and the project’s European component by European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), as well as science policy implications for emerging economies.

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BiomassWeb launching BiomassNet
BiomassWeb launching BiomassNet

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. BiomassNet invites experts from all disciplines and from all sectors who address food and non-food biomass issues in Africa.

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ZEF involved in new MSc course in Global Health Risk Management and Hygiene Policies at Bonn University starting in October 2017

ZEF will organize a module in a new MSc course in Global Health Risk Management and Hygiene Policies at Bonn University starting from October 2017. The two-year course will be supported by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and aims at training leaders in implementing and monitoring of public health strategies.

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ZEF and PARI project at the G20 conference in Berlin

ZEF and PARI are at the G20 conference ONE WORLD – No Hunger. Future of the rural world in Berlin, April 27-28, 2017. The conference's focus is on Innovation, Youth, Employment. Around 10 ZEF doctoral students attend the conference.

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Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment is funding ZEF initiative on building biodiversity capacities in West Africa with 2.5 million euros

ZEF will receive funds of around 2.5 million euros for the upcoming five years from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The project aims at enabling experts in West Africa to strengthen the region’s input to the program of the International Council for Biodiversity.

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