Pan-African delegation exchanges views with Climate-KIC

A delegation from the Pan African University (PAU) has visited Climate-KIC partner the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) last month.

The delegation was headed by Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union.

AU Commissioner Dr. Ikounga and Andreas Moegelin, Communication Manager at the German Climate-KIC Centre
AU Commissioner Dr. Ikounga and Andreas Moegelin, Communication Manager at the German Climate-KIC Centre

Accompanying researchers from the Institute of Water and Energy Sciences – including Climate Change – at the University of Tlemcen in Algeria were interested in learning more about Europe’s climate change research, mitigation and adaptation efforts.

 

Research and innovation

At PIK, researchers in natural and social sciences from all over the world work together to study global climate change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. Ingo Bräuer, Head of Science Coordination at PIK, and Fred Hattermann, Senior Scientist in PIK’s Department of Global Change and Natural Systems, provided the delegation with the latest scientific research results.

Andreas Moegelin of Climate-KIC Germany showcased Climate-KIC’s pan-European innovation model of creating  large and small, local and global creative partnerships between the private, public and academic sectors to drive climate change innovation.

 

Pan African University

The Pan African University is an initiative of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa. The PAU delegation visited PIK on 28 June on invitation of the German agency for international cooperation (GIZ).