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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.



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Wahlfach Aktuelle Themen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis - One week intensive course (2 ECTS credits)

Winter semester 2019: 02.12.2019 – 06.12.2019 (Mo – Fr 10:15 - 12:45 and 14:00 - 17:00)

Participation: The intensive course is open for BSc and MSc students

Registration required until November 22nd (limited places available!). Send email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Responsible: Prof. Dr. B. Kaufmann
German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL)

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