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Greening Africa Together is a joint module of the Technical University Berlin with the African member universities and NGOs of the network Greening Africa Together, from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Kenya, Senegal, Spain and Uganda. Master students from all partner universities work together in groups on service-learning projects to meet the specific needs of target populations in the areas of energy, waste and resource management, water conservation, food processing and organic agriculture using sustainable technologies and methods.[The module has 8 ECTS and takes 2 semesters] 

In Germany, the network Greening Africa Together is represented by the registered nonprofit association Alle Hand in Hand e.V., the official German partner of Greening Africa Together. In every country the network is represented by a local NGO and partner universities. See useful links. 

The module is starting this Winter Semester 20/21 with an online Kick-Off meeting on 29.10.2020 at 14:00-18:00 (Berlin time)13:00 GMT/UTC (14:00 Berlin/Kinshasa/Porto-Novo/Yaoundé – 13:00 Dakar/Ouagadougou – 16:00 Nairobi/Kampala) 

The mandatory requirements of the modules are: 

  • Active participation in the bi-weekly Zoom Workshops on Thursdays 14-18 Berlin Time 
  • Weekly international working team meetings 
  • Participation in the summer school/solidarity project 
  • Reports and partly public presentations
  • Active participation in fundraising 

We are looking for motivated master students (exceptionally bachelor students), who are willing to share their knowledge and experience in an interdisciplinary service-learning project. The tasks include the planning and execution of the projects in international student teams under the guidance of the African partner NGOs to solve the specific needs of the target population with sustainable technologies and methods. 

Most of the project teams focus on topics like PV, biogas, sustainable forestry, waste management and organic agriculture, but every team will also work on fundraising. Another focus is merging all project topics with the CO2 compensation.  

We additionally search business majors (or similar), who are interested in nonprofit funding, to work on a nonprofit business plan and fundraising strategy. (Integration module for the Master in Industrial Engineering and Management.) 

The applicants should be able to participate in the summer schools for project realization in the partner countries for 14-20 days. The dates will be adapted due to the COVID-19 restrictions. In case of complete travel restrictions there will be alternatives. (Food and accommodation are covered during the summer schools, students also have the option to apply for travel grants.) 

If you are interested please fill out the application form in the attachment and send it to us until the 28.10.20, you will receive an e-mail with the details of the online Kick-Off. The selection and matching of the teams will be done at the Kickoff meeting. Please read the module description in the attachment below carefully before you fill out the application form. 

Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions. 

We are hoping to hear from you soon. 

Best greetings, 

For contact:

greeningafricato@outlook.com, lilly.seidler@tu-berlin.de 

Useful links 

 

 

Universities

are invited to join the network if...
  • They want to fight climate change and reduce their carbon footprint 

  • They want to allow their students to gain practical experiences

  • Allow the university to fulfill their third mission/ mission society and support communities or social projects

  • Work at the same eye-level and exchange best practices with the Network members

  • Support and award (credits, certificates,) the participation of their students in GATo activities

  • A responsible of the university or department will sign the agreement

  • A coordinator will assure the communication with GAto and the organization of the activities

Interested in joining our network? Please fill in this contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

NGO's

are invited to join the network if...
  • They want to fight climate change and protect environment

  • Support green development and social equality

  • Aim to create sustainable positive change for people and nature across cultural, religious and social borders

  • Work at the same eye-level and exchange best practices with the Network members

  • Support actively and assure the sustainability of the projects executed together in the GATo Network

  • The NGO will sign the NGOs’s partner agreement

  • The NGO should name a coordinator, who’s responsible for the GATo activities

Interested in joining our network? Please fill in this contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Communities

are invited to join the network if...
  • They want to fight climate change and reduce their carbon footprint 

  • Support green development and social equality 

  • aim to create sustainable positive change for people and nature across cultural, religious and social borders

  • Work at the same eye-level and exchange best practices with the Network members

Interested in joining our network? Please fill in this contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.