The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA) and the Department for Energy and Mines of the ECOWAS Commission, are jointly organizing the second edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Week from October 18 – 20, 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.

The ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Week aims to promote exchange of ideas and cooperation to support the accelerated development of the regional energy market and improve the current policy and regulatory landscape hindering the required investment into the region’s energy sector. The forum also facilitates networking and partnerships between ECOWAS policy makers, regional and international private sector players and financial institutions.

The event is supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), the Spanish Agency for international Development Cooperation (AECID), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Germany (GIZ).

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Qualified DAAD scholarship applicants wanted before 1st December 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are contacting you to inform you about the DAAD scholarship under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” offered to a few highly qualified applicants to our master program “M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”).  We hope that you will circulate this information to as many potential applicants are possible.

Further details regarding this category of DAAD scholarships can be accessed here:

We are currently accepting DAAD scholarship applications for the academic year 2017/18 i.e. for the M.Sc. AgEcon degree starting on 1st October 2017 from qualified applicants. The DAAD scholarship application deadline is on 1st December 2017. Applicants wishing to be considered for the scholarship must therefore ensure that we have received their scholarship application documents before this date.

Information regarding the M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”) can be found here:

Contacts of our current students and our alumni can be found here:

Scholarship application documents must be sent to us through the post i.e. through regular mail or through courier service providers e.g. DHL such that the application package reaches our office on or before 1st December 2016. Late applications shall not be accepted.

Qualified applicants who have the fear that their application package might not reach our office before the deadline can scan all the required documents and then email them to us through: Such applicants should however be advised that the hard copies of all the required documents must have reached our office latest by 10th January 2017, else they will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship.

Applicants are kindly requested to carefully read and follow the application instructions attached to this email.

In summary, the following documents are required:

  1. Proof of the online application form downloadable at the end of the online application process here:
  2. Results of the mandatory AgEcon online Pretest:  Applicants can learn how to register for the test here:
  3. Certified copies of the bachelor degree certificate of graduation and complete transcript of records both in the original language of issue and, if this was not in English or German, then official English or German translations must be included. Accepted are bachelor degrees in Agricultural Sciences e.g. Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness and Farm Management, Business Management and any other related disciplines. Applicants must have a strong background in Statistics and Microeconomics
  4. An English C.V. in the EuroPass format that can easily be generated here:
  5. Proof of proficiency in English e.g. IELTS Academic overall band 6.5 or better, or TOEFL iBT 90 points or more: Applicants must be aware that this is a mandatory requirement. We will not exempt an applicant from this requirement regardless if they studied in English or not. Applicants from countries where English is the official language and also the language of instruction must also provide the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS Academic score certificate. The final submission deadline is on 10th January 2017.
  6. A completed, signed and dated DAAD Scholarship application form that can be downloaded here: The DAAD scholarship and the AgEcon master degree application should be sent directly to our university and not to the DAAD offices in Bonn as stated in this form.
  7. A signed and dated letter of motivation explaining how the applicant thinks that he or she is qualified for the scholarship and how a scholarship award will benefit their future careers.
  8. Official reference letters from former and current employers clearly stating the employment period: Applicants should note that such professions as “lecturers” or “teachers” or “researchers” in a school, university or college are NOT considered as relevant for this particular category of DAAD scholarships. Applicants MUSTalso be currently employed and the employer should be willing to grant them study leave of at least 2 years.
  9. A maximum of two official reference letters from former professors/lecturers evaluating the applicant’s academic capabilities

Further details regarding the required documents can be found in the attachment.

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Call for Abstracts: Agriculture for Development Conference 2015


SwedenSwedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) and Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) are pleased to announce call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2015 Conference. It is a two day event for researchers and professionals working with and /or interested in agriculture for development. PhD students senior scientists, experts from social, political, soil, crops, natural resources and animal science, economy, forestry, horticulture, veterinary medicine etc are encouraged to apply.

Abstracts submission is opened for;

  • presentations of results or ongoing activity in research for oral presentation in sub-sessions or with posters (all posters will have oral presentations)
  • presentation of networks, research groups, organization and general ideas with posters (all posters will have short oral presentations) Read more by clicking here.

Agricultural research for development conference – Agri4D – 2015
At a time when the Millennium Development Goals will expire, and the United Nations has been engaged in a global consultative…

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Extended deadline submission of extended abstracts:        31/03/2015

Notification of acceptance:                                                01/05/2015

Submission of full paper:                                                    30/06/2015

Call of papers


First create your account on the website of the Conference:

Then go to the page Submit:



Workshop Working Group on Environment (ICID WG-ENV)

14 October 2015, 09:00-12:30

“Ecosystem Services and Multi-Functionality of Irrigation and Drainage Systems”


Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Case Studies and Practical Prospects

Schedule for submission of abstracts/full papers

Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words): 31 March 2015

Notification of acceptance 30 April 2015

Submission of full paper (8000 words): 30 June 2015

Contact co-ordinates:

Workshop Chairperson: Dr. Sylvain R. Perret, Chairman, WG-ENV – E-mail:

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Vijay K. Labhsetwar; Director, ICID – E-mail:

Call for papers


Workshop Working Group on Comprehensive Approaches to Flood Management (ICID WG-CAFM)

12 October 2015; 14:00-17:30   

Adaptive Flood Management and Flood Mapping


Non-structural Adaptations to Flood Management

Schedule for submission of abstracts/full papers

Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words): 15 April 2015

Notification of acceptance 15 May 2015

Submission of full paper 31 July 2015

Contact co-ordinates:

Workshop Chairman: Dr. Kamran Emami (Iran), Chairman of WG-CAFM, E-mail:

Workshop Coordinator: Dr. Vijay K Labhsetwar, Director, ICID, E-mail:

Call for papers


Workshop on “Irrigation and Energy


Schedule for submission of abstracts/full papers

Deadline submission abstracts and papers: 31/03/2015

Contact co-ordinates:

Workshop Organizer: Gilles Belaud, Supagro/G-Eau – E-mail:

Workshop Organizer: Luciano Mateos, CSIC Cordoba – E-mail:

Call for papers



First create your account on the website of the Conference:

Then go to the page Submit:


Booklet (French)

Booklet (English)




Le Centre International de Recherche-Développement sur l’Elevage en zone Subhumide lance un appel à candidatures pour une bourse de fin d’étude Vétérinaires, Zootechniques, DEA ou MASTER en acarologie dans le cadre du Projet Régional de Tiques (PRT) Financé par l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA). Le thème du stage est : Cartographie de la résistance des tiques Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus en Côte d’Ivoire, au Mali et au TOGO. Date limite de réception des candidatures : 15 juillet 2014. Pour plus de détails, télécharger l’appel.




FSC Summer School 2015: Food Security and the Post-2015 Agenda

March 2-13, 2015

The Food Security Center (FSC) and the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition invite under-graduate and graduate students to attend the two-week FSC Summer School 2015 “Food Security and the Post 2015-Agenda” which will take place from March 2 to March 13, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany.


The FSC Summer School 2015 aims to impart a basic understanding of the complex interactions between essential nutrients and malnutrition as well as the critical worldwide problem of hidden hunger during the first 1000 days of human life (1000-day-window) and its consequences for society and economy. The course will enable participants to understand the basic functions of micronutrients and hidden hunger in humans as well as the links and gaps between science and reality in all parts of the world. The summer school will provide an overview of strategies to…

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27ème Séminaire International pour les cadres de la jeunesse rurale

Workshoplogo2010_33Le 26ème Séminaire International pour les cadres de la jeunesse rurale sera organisé pour devise “Préparez-vous à l’action” au Centre de l’Agriculture de la Bavière à Herrsching am Ammersee du 15 juillet au 1er août 2013.

Le Ministère fédéral de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Protection des Consommateurs (BMELV) orga-nise tous les deux ans le Séminaire International pour les cadres de la jeunesse rurale . Il est tenu à Herrsching am Ammersee depuis plus de 50 ans.

Les participantes et les participants au Séminaire, peu importe si des bénévoles ou des professionnels, appren-nent des méthodes leur permettant de soutenir les jeunes des zones rurales dans améliorer leurs conditions de vie. Ils sont encouragés à assumer, eux-mêmes, la responsabilité pour le développement durable dans leur région.

Unique au monde, ce Séminaire jouit d’une excellente réputation parmi les mouvements de la jeunesse rurale des tous les continents.

Innombrables impulsions précieuses ainsi que des approches concrètes  visant à améliorer les activités réalisées en faveur des jeune ruraux ont été mises en œuvre sous les cinq décennies passées de 1750 participantes et participants dans 150 pays.

Photo de groupe: les participants formant un cercle autour d'une grande feuille


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Brochure annonçant l’atelier 2015

Séminaire 2013: Préparez–vous à l’action