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In the frame of the PhD research project CollAqua aiming to co-develop technical and social innovations for sustainable water resource management with Kenyan smallholder farmers through the application of a Collaborative Learning approach, two research topics for preparation of a Master Thesis are proposed:

a)      Co-Identification and Co-Assessment of local Best Water Management Practices on Farm and Community Level (>> download pdf with more details)

b)      Understand Water Resource Management on Farm and Community Level using a Systems Approach (>> download pdf with more details)

Data collection in Nakuru County, Kenya, is scheduled for a period of three month (between Juli and November 2020). Candidates would need to apply for scholarships covering travel and living costs abroad; Costs for conducting fieldwork activities, e.g. for local transport and translations will be covered.



Call for Application

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On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the University of Kassel and the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) in Witzenhausen are organizing the

International Germany Alumni Seminar 2020 – “Applied Solar Engineering and Smart Integration of Renewable Energy for Developing Countries”

9 - 15 June 2020 in Witzenhausen, Germany

followed by the participation in the most important innovation hub for new energy solutions “The Smarter E Europe 2020”,
16 - 20 June 2020 in Munich, Germany

Researchers, scientists, extension officers and students involved in agricultural research are invited to participate in an intensive 5-day training course:


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