German Alumni Summer School Programme for Sub-Saharan African Countries (Funded) 2018


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German Alumni Summer School Programme for Sub-Saharan African Countries (Funded) 2018


Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for German Alumni Summer School Programme for Sub-Saharan African Countries (Funded) 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

German Alumni Summer School Programme for Sub-Saharan African Countries (Funded) 2018

The Summer School aims to provide a platform to researchers, academicians, practitioners and entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and experiences from diverse disciplines ranging from natural and social sciences to humanities with an interdisciplinary approach. 

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2018.

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Karatina University, Kenya

About the Award: The German Alumni Summer School is a joint interdisciplinary program being organized by
the Faculty of Geography, Department of Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing (Prof. Martin Kappas) the Faculty of Biology and Psychology, Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Department of Conservation Biology (Dr. Jolanta Slowik) and the overseas cooperation partner is Karatina University, School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Department of Natural Resources (Prof. Peninah Aloo).

The Alumni Summer School aims to set as a goal, the promotion of sustainable development through higher education, cooperation between Universities and the strengthening of both local and international professional links between the German Alumni.

The actual topics dealing with assumptions and difficulties in the identification, categorization and implementation of sustainable development will be on the priority agenda. Thereby the competences of alumni for solving socio-economically and environmentally relevant problems will be discussed and expanded.

This German Alumni seminar also aims to offer a new platform for future collaborations in education and research between African and German Universities.

During the Alumni Summer School, an international post-graduate program on “Biodiversity conservation, Land Use/Cover change and global climate change” will be initiated between the University of Göttingen, Faculty of Geography, Department of Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing, Karatina University, School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Department of Natural Resources and the University Dschang, Conservation Biology and

Type: Short Course


  • German Universities Alumni from the developing countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa, who have stayed in Germany for at least a minimum of three months for study or research purposes.
  • Working in the field of natural sciences – Biology, Ecology, Geography, Geosciences/Geology, Agriculture, Forestry, Ecological economics, Agronomy, natural resources management, climate change, wildlife tourism and management, sustainable development, economic sociology and anthropology.
  • Institutional affiliations may include research and education, NGOs, government agencies, local community representatives and related stakeholders
  • Multipliers, e.g. people who are in a position to spread the acquired knowledge and experience
  • Women alumni are especially encouraged to apply

Number of Awards: Not specified


Value of Award: There is no registration fee for the invited delegates and the German Alumni.

The following costs will be covered by the DAAD:

  • International return ticket (economy class airfare)
  • Airport transfer to and from the place of accommodation in Nyeri
  • Transport to the field excursion sites and park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and living expenses during the official period of stay for the summer school
  • Travel health insurance and visa application fees only

Duration of Programme: 10th – 14th October 2018

How to Apply: The application in English must include the following documents in one single PDF file:

 A cover letter, stating your motivation for participation and your special interest in the topic.
 A brief CV with personal and professional background information. Also indicate your previous stays in Germany (reason and duration), with proof of stay for scientific research purposes, study or work for at least 3 months, wherever applicable. Please insert a passport size portrait photograph in the CV
 An overview on seminars, workshops or conferences attended in Germany following completion of studies in Germany, including those funded by the DAAD
 Abstracts must be affiliated in relevance to the summer school scope and objectives, covering any of the listed topics and should also be related to your field of work or research. It should not exceed 450 words with font type ‘Arial’, font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing.
 Abstracts should be written in English, the official language of the Summer School

In your application you are expected to state that if selected, you commit to participate in the entire program of the summer school (all days of plenary session, excursion and social program). You are also expected to give your approval that you might appear in pictures which are published in the DAAD webpage.

Please send your complete application electronically as a single PDF file to the following address stated below:

Dr.Kamini Barua (
Dr.Margaretha Pangau (

Visit Programme Webpage for Details


Award Providers:  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the German government.


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