LISD has proudly commenced to award the first round of Liechtenstein REED / TEA-LP Scholarships to three qualified candidates at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekelle (Mekelle University). The Scholarships were conceived and developed by the Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development during 2018-2020 and are provided through the generosity of the Liechtenstein Government, with additional support secured from UK Aid Direct, the British Department for International Development. The academic program development framework is provided by LISD’s partner, The Energy Access – Learning Program (TEA-LP) of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
16-17 September 2020, Bonn, Germany
Prof. Peter Droege, Director of LISD, presents at the United Nations Conventions to Combat Desertification Stakeholders virtual meeting, with Mr. Holger Johannes Schoenherr, SUN farming, on the topic of “People, Power, Water, Food and Land – Practical Solutions and New Policy Mandates for the Rural-Urban Nexus”.
LISD participated in the Kick-Off Workshop of the Renewable Energy Business and Practice Educational Program in Africa (REd), which took place on 4-9 Augusta, in Nairobi, Kenya.
LISD welcomes young Ghanaian renewable energy and climate scholar Sarpong Hammond Antwi as virtual internship beneficiary and African LEAP Fellow for 2018.
Sarpong is an MSc Energy Policy student of the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) in Algeria. He has experience in community development, facilitation and mobilization. In 2016 he was awarded the best volunteer by the National Youth Authority of Ghana-Upper West Region and now serves as the co-founder of PAUWES Climate Change and Environmental Community. This year, he will work with LISD on African Energy, Biodiversity Protection, Urban Energy Transition, and Research Program Development.