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Education, Science and Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation

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Education, Science and Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation (English shop)

Proceedings of the International German Alumni Summer School Programm, 6–14 October 2018

Martin Kappas (Editor)
Margaretha Pangau-Adam (Editor)
Jolanta Slowik (Editor)
Peninah Aloo (Editor)

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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736999848
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736989849
Language English
Page Number 146
Edition 1.
Publication Place Göttingen
Publication Date 2019-03-12
General Categorization Proceeding
Departments Agricultural science
Keywords Education,Science and Cooperation,Sustainable Development,Biodiversity Conservation in Africa
Description

The German Alumni Summer School 2018 on ‘Education, science and cooperation between German Alumni for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa’ was jointly organized by the Faculty of Geography-Department of Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing, the Faculty of Biology and Psychology-Department of Conservation Biology, and the Karatina University, Kenya – School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. This summer school was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and targeted to the German Alumni from Sub-Saharan Africa as well as scientist and experts from various discipline.

The European Union being confronted with mass migration from Sub-Saharan Africa is currently working on a new political and economic strategy for Africa. Moreover German Government initiated and proposed a new level of equal cooperation between Africa and western countries in areas such as education, trade, business development and energy. The main idea is to limit the effects of climate change and avoid climate refugees, to prevent mass migration and to help create a future for Africa’s youth’, and underscores the current status and efforts of German development policy towards African countries.

Sub-Saharan Africa comprises of 49 states with the highest population growth, and by the end of the 21st century the population is likely to triple. The average economic growth rate for Sub-Saharan Africa countries slowed down from 5.1% in 2010 to 1.4 % in 2016. Africa is still the world’s poorest continent and widespread poverty is the primary cause of malnutrition and health problems. Catastrophes like famines and the recent hunger in Horn of Africa are additionally induced through climate change and land grabbing. Corruption, armed conflict, political and ethnic tension, terrorist activities, unstable state structures, national debt, dependence on global commodities markets, and inequitable world trade mechanisms are mainly responsible for this unstable and threatening situation. Biodiversity loss and diminishing of African wildlife due to habitat loss and poaching are as well the serious concern and calls for action.