The focal area of sustainable energy systems funds projects that contribute to the collection of relevant research and knowledge requirements in the energy sector from the point of view of all social groups in the respective focus countries (e.g. through agenda processes). Another key issue is stock-taking of the energy system ( including specific strengths, challenges, framework conditions, systemic consideration of the local energy system from transformation to consumption) as well as the development of options for the sustainable design of the local energy system (including possible concrete research and development collaborations in the energy sector). Particular attention should be paid to the long-term economic viability of the developed solutions, even after the end of funding. Projects that address all or several of the aspects mentioned above are especially welcome.
The regional focus is on projects in the countries participating in African SASSCAL (South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia) and WASCAL (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo), in states of the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo) and Iran.
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Dr. Lukas Bo Voelkel
Referat 722 – Energie, Wasserstofftechnologien
Energie Grundlagenforschung (EGF)
Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich
Dr. Martin Wiesenmayer, Kerstin Annassi
Tel.: +49 (0)2461 / 61-1663, +49 (0)2461 / 61-1983