Sustainable urban development is a key common challenge for the African continent and globally. A key task in ensuring sustainable development of urban and semi-urban regions lies in an adequate risk management in the supply system of resources like water, energy and food. Such supply is increasingly threatened by risks arising from resource depletion and unsustainable use, weak governance as well as climatic risks.
Research collaborations addressing the adaptation of resource supply to the mentioned risks in urban and semi-urban areas present a unique opportunity for long-run interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral higher education endeavour.
Find out more about the project countries Niger and Mali by selecting them on the map.
Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa
The project is implemented in a consortium consisting of the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn (UB) from Germany, and the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) from Africa.
The project consists of a research modules funded by DLR project management agency and a capacity building module funded by German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD).
The overall objective of the project is to establish long-standing research-based higher education cooperation between German and African partners and within Africa in the area of sustainable resource supply management in urban and semi-urban regions. Alongside the project-related objectives, the initiated collaboration is expected to generate different synergies and mutual benefits by linking, extending and intensifying unique networks of partners, sharing experiences in teaching and research.
The project has a comprehensive design that links the fields of research, network development, higher education support and capacity building trainings. The carried out research during each phase of the project will be linked to the development of educational resources and trainings.
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The project “Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa (RARSUS)” consists of a research module funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the DLR project management agency and a capacity building module funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The project “Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa – Focus on Sustainable Energy Supply in Mali (RARSUS-SEMALI)” is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the DLR project management agency.