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    Vernetzungstreffen Vietnam, Bonn 2020
    Adaptation to climate change, Sustainable energy systems
    On 5 March 2020 a number of BMBF-funded projects in Vietnam met up for a networking event in Bonn.
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    Die deutsche Delegation mit Projektpartnerinnen und –partnern aus der Gemeinde Balinghore im Senegal.
    Sustainable energy systems
    At the end of November and beginning of December 2019 the IfaS and Nuertingen-Geislingen University Teams visited both project areas in Senegal to meet partners, collect data and advance with the planning and procurement of the investments and the two other pilot projects.
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    Green Central Asia Conference
    On 28 January 2020, representatives of the CLIENT II joint projects ReKKS, Locust-Tec and KlimALEZ attended the Green Central Asia conference, along with the CLIENT II regional office the Central Asian Sustainable Innovations Bureau (CASIB). The conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin marked the launch of Green Central Asia, a regional initiative on climate and security in Central Asia and Afghanistan.
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    EnerSHelf Partner
    Sustainable energy systems
    German project partners WestfalenWind and University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhine-Sieg from the joint German-Ghanaian energy project EnerSHelF convened in Paderborn to pack and ship vital measurement equipment to Ghana. The shipment left port in Hamburg on the 2nd of January 2020 and is scheduled to arrive at our project partner WASCAL located in Tema, Ghana on February 17th 2020.
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    Dr. Karsten Hess vom BMBF-Referat "Globaler Wandel - Klima, Biodiversität" stellte beim Side Event die internationale Fördermaßnahme „CLIENT II" vor, in der neue Anpassungsstrategien für Afrika und Asien erforscht werden.
    Benin, Ghana
    Adaptation to climate change
    At the 25th UN climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid in December 2019, Dr Karsten Hess (BMBF) presented the two CLIENT II projects CLIMAFRI and RAIN. The side event was organised by the Science Policy Interface (SPI), an accompanying project to the CLIENT II funding measure.
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    Interview with Dr. Katharina Haag (BestBioPLA) in the Client II video
    Resource efficiency and circular economy, Water management, Climate protection/ energy efficiency, Adaptation to climate change, Land management, Sustainable energy systems, Natural hazards
    A new video has been produced to introduce a wider audience to the aims and objectives of the CLIENT II funding programme, which is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The video highlights the programme’s role in facilitating international cooperation to develop innovative and sustainable climate, energy, environmental and resource solutions. It also explains its pioneering approach to promoting joint research and development projects between research institutes and businesses in Germany and emerging economies or developing countries.
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    Teilnehmende des Kick-off-Treffens an der Universität Moulay Ismail Meknès.
    Land management
    On 27 November, German and Moroccan partners launched the I-WALAMAR project (Sustainable Technologies and Services for Water and Land Management in Morocco) at the University of Moulay Ismail in Meknès, Morocco.
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    CLIMAFRI Kick-Off Event
    Adaptation to climate change
    Last year involved plenty of highlights for the CLIMAFRI project. In June 2019, the project team held its kick-off event in Benin and Togo to mark the start of the three-year endeavour to co-develop and co-implement adaptation strategies for sustainable management of flood risk and natural resources in the transboundary Lower Mono River catchment. Since then, they have organised a series of workshops, studied one of the most severe floods in the region in recent years, and presented their work at COP25 in Madrid.
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    RAIN_Reise Ghana
    Adaptation to climate change
    In the beginning of November 2019 a delegation of twelve experts from the different German project partners of the CLIENT II project RAIN travelled to Ghana to meet the Ghanaian partners in person, to develop a joint process and to decide on where and how to start the practical experiments.
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    Central Asian TRANSPOND project partners collaborate on laboratory work in Radeberg
    Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
    Natural hazards
    The accredited radionuclide laboratory IAF-Radioökologie GmbH in Radeberg near Dresden, which coordinates the CLIENT II project TRANSPOND, organised a joint placement for Kyrgyz and Uzbek radiochemists from 11 to 15 November 2019.