Francis Molua Mwambo (BiomassWeb junior researcher from Cameroon) won the prize for the best paper presented at the conference on “Ethics of Food Security in a Changing Society – Learning from the Past to Shape the Future” in Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom, on September 24. The paper entitled “Assessing the ecological-societal impacts of West African farming practices by means of energy efficiency” is part of the ongoing research in BiomassWeb work package 4.6 on Energy Efficiency. Read more
From August 18-22, the FTI training of facilitators in Addis Ababa, at Bole Jupiter International Hotel will take place. The training will focus at increasing insight and skills of staff and partners involved in BiomassWeb project in the art of facilitation of stakeholder interaction and other forms of group-based sharing and learning. The workshop will be facilitated by the professional Mr. Laurens van Veldhuizen, ETC Foundation based in the Netherlands (http://www.etc-international.org/). Read more
Tina Beuchelt, Detlef Virchow, Manfred Denich presented Biomassweb at the 20th International Symposium on Society and Research Management (ISSRM).
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On March 19, 2014 the first “Participatory research in BiomassWeb. Introductory Workshop” took place at ZEF. Sixteen people participated, including researchers from the three project countries Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia, as well as researchers from ZEF and Hohenheim University. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Laurens van Veldhuizen, ETC Foundation in the Netherlands, and aimed at increasing the understanding of a participatory research approach and developing ideas on how to integrate this approach within the project’s research. Anna-Katharina Hornidge (ZEF senior researcher) spoke about “Introduction to Inter- and Transdisciplinarity” at the workshop.
On October 8-10, 2013 the BiomassWeb partners met for an inception workshop in Accra, Ghana, to officially kick-off the project. Read more