Dr. Christoph Rövekamp, Head of the 722 Division, Energy and Hydrogen Technologies at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and Associate Professor at the University Abdou Moumouni has paid a courtesy call to Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Professor Mamoudou Djibo, as part of kick – off preparations towards the commencement of the newly introduced International Masters Programme in Energy and Green Hydrogen Technology. Four Universities, in Four West African countries, including that of Niger will run the two-year innovative international programme under WASCAL’S Graduate Studies Programme with funding and technical support from BMBF.
Dr. Rövekamp also paid visit to the University and other key partners to deepen partnership and interact on issues regarding the programme and Renewable Energy in general.
The Governing Chair of WASCAL Prof. Hassirou Mahamadou, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Prof. Dr. Arona Diedhiou, Executive Director of WASCAL Dr. Moumimi Savadogo, Capacity Building Director Prof. Daouda Kone, Vice Chancellor in charge of Research and Foreign affairs of Abdou Moumouni University (UAM) Prof. Adamou Rabani, and WASCAL Renewable Energy Coordinator, Dr. Bruno Korgo, were part of the delegation that toured the facilities.
The 24-month programme, to be run in partnership with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and RWTH Aachen University, Germany, with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF) seeks to prepare and train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals capable of proposing adapted solutions to the ongoing energy crisis in West Africa.