27 September 2012, Hamburg, Germany
Modern life as we know it today is highly dependent on energy. Most of our daily activities need – some to a greater, some to a lesser extent – energy. As a result, sectors such as industry, education, health etc. are influenced by the supply of energy. An adequate supply of energy is therefore important to satisfy basic needs: for economic development, the stability of a country and the protection of the environment. This is especially so in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) which have limited energy supplies and need to import most of the energy they need.
This international seminar is organised as part of the project “Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network” (DIREKT). DIREKT is a cooperation scheme involving universities from Germany, Mauritius, Fiji, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago with the aim of strengthening their science and technology capacity.
In particular, the overall aim of the DIREKT project is to strengthen the science and technology capacity in the field of renewable energy among the participant countries, and contribute to the transfer of research results on renewable energy by setting-up Technology Transfer Centres in the partner organisations. The project is funded by the ACP Science and Technology Programme, an EU programme for cooperation between the European Union and the ACP region.
The seminar is designed to offer insights into methods and initiatives on renewable energy in Small Developing Island States, whic try to address their urgent need for more sustainable energy production and consumption, and to present alternative approaches of how to deal with energy problems.
This seminar is designed for representatives from organisations working in the fields of energy, environment and international cooperation, universities, businesses and delegates fromdevelopment agencies focusing on renewable energy.
International Year of Sustainable Energy for All
Offline: DIREKT: Flyer/Registration Final Seminar 2012
Campus Bergedorf · Room 1.07
Lohbruegger Kirchstrasse 65
For further information please contact:
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)
Research and Transfer Centre ‘Applications of Life Sciences’
Prof. Dr. (mult.) Dr. h.c. (mult.) Walter Leal · Veronika Schulte · Julia Gottwald
Lohbruegger Kirchstrasse 65 · 21033 Hamburg/Germany