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SLE hosts workshop at Tropentag 2018 in Ghent, Belgium

On the 16th of September 2018 SLE organized with various partners a workshop on knowledge exchange between farmers and academia to adapt to climate change. This workshop was initiated by the Climate-resilient investigation and innovation project (CRAIIP) in Indonesia funded by Brot für die Welt. Project partners from Indonesia Mr Kustiwa Adinata (IPPHTI) and Mr Tandu Ramba (Motivator Kondoran) presented their practical experiences from farmer climate field labs in Java and Sulawesi. Examples from sub-Saharan Africa were presented by Ulrike Bey and Tumainu Matutu from HORIZONT3000 and Anne Mette Lykke from Aarhus University. More than 30 participants from various universities, GIZ, the International Potato Centre , ICRAF, Fibl Austria and other institutes discussed ways on how to improve the farmer-academia-policy linkages for promoting sustainable agriculture in a changing climate.


SLE TRAINING: Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

From September 10th - 21st, participants from over 10 different countries immersed themselves into the SLE TRAINING: Disaster Risk Management (DRM).  The exceptional experience and knowledge of trainer Peter Rottach was essential in facilitating a quality training course covering elements of DRM such as risk assessment, risk mapping with GIS and various means of disaster prevention, mitigation and resilience.



SLE Welcomes Delegation from Central African Countries

On Friday (14/09/2018) SLE presented its work to a Delegation from different countries of the central african region. The guests consisted of university directors and teachers with a background in forestry and environmental science. Together with representatives of GIZ and the University of Frankfurt/Main they are on a study trip through Germany. In the beginning the staff of SLE provided a short introduction into the work of SLE. In the break the gruoup had the opportunity to meet the participant of the SLE TRAINING course Disaster Risk Management. Afterwards one part of the guests did a quick research on factors of success and barriers for the etablishment of offers for continous education at central african universities. The other part was looking into the marketing und networking as well as the sustainability and quality management of such offers. The guests showed great interest in the offers of SLE, e.g. the postgraduate program "International cooperation for sustainable development" and the possibilities of further education for experts and executives offered by SLE TRAINING.

Still open for applications: SLE TRAINING courses in October and November 2018

There are still placements available for our SLE TRAINING 2018 courses in October and November. Our short intensive courses promote learning through experience: 'Learning by doing' is the most important aspect of the SLE's training and teaching philosophy. Case studies, roleplaying, teamwork and many other methods create a learning environment in which participants can bring their own experience and link it to new topics and applications.

Das sambisch deutsche Team

© The Zambian-German Team in the garden of the Research Institute IAPRI.

SLE-Project: Togo and Zambia - one Week in a Blink

The biggest team of this years SLE Overseas Projects is targeting two countries in their time: Togo and Zambia. For thhe Project "Scaling up diversity to Scale up nutrition in Zambia and Togo" the eight member big group landed in Zambia in the end of July. Here they tell us about their first weeks:

By Josefine Greber und Jan Marinko.


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Closing Knowledge Gaps: the new Kenya-study is out

Titled "Closing the knowledge gap between research, policy and practice - Circular knowledge exchange on African indigenous vegetables for improved food and nutrition security in Kenya and Tanzania", this study outlines major steps for ensuring that the research results of the Horticultural Innovation and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa – HORTINLEA project will reach multiple stakeholders and benefit them in the future. Alongside team leader Emil Gevorgyan, it was written by Elena Ammel, Rebekka Goeke, Julia Legelli, Sönke Marahrens, Florian Neubauer and Colleen O’Connor.

Baum an Nyong Fluss

© SLE, 1300 year old tree at the River Nyong.

SLE-Project: Cameroon - First Steps

Since three weeks the participants of this years SLE posgraduate program are in their overseas projects. The group in Cameroon used the first weeks to make contact to as many stakeholders as possible. Their project is named: "Claim and reality of participatory protected area approaches using the example of Cameroon". They told us about their first steps in Cameroon:

By Julia Bayer and Yannic Kiewitt.

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