The COSIMENA Summer School on “Drylands Farming for the Future: How to create a Sustainable Farming Ecosystem in Arid Regions?” aims to offer participants a local vision of the environmental, economic, legal, social as well as communicative aspects, related to food sustainability and organic farming in the region to promote skills, tools, methods and reliable sources that allow participants to analyse in a critical perspective, problems related to sustainability and focusing on issues related to food and to apply the knowledge acquired to their professional experience with a view to producing and marketing food products consistent with the principles of sustainability.
The Summer School will serve as a platform to discuss the various forms of current successful concepts on the theme, the challenges as well as the opportunities to cooperate cross-regionally and with Germany.
- cross-regional exchange and cooperation about global challenges
- enhancing awareness about environmental, and economic challenges
- combining theory with practical experience as a claim to a demand-oriented higher education, job market and post-pandemic world
- and practical experience
All lectures will be conducted in English.
The content is created and delivered by experts from higher education in Germany, and Egypt.
- Face-to-Face-Lectures: Lectures in which the participants can work together on a specific theme and are provided with input from the trainers and experts and discuss with fellow participants.
- Workshops: In the workshops, the students will work in groups on assignments and small projects in which they suggest creative and innovative solutions to certain problems.
- Field Trips: In the field trips, the participants will visit farms and observe the agricultural practices there and put some of the techniques they have learnt in the lectures into practice.
Certificate of Participation
Participants are expected to be part of all activities taking place in the Summer School. A certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the school, provided that the participant has attended the entire summer school.
To achieve regional diversity and foster intercultural cooperation between Germany, Egypt and the MENA region, junior researchers from Germany, Egypt and the MENA region are highly encouraged to apply.
The targeted junior researchers should
- currently be pursuing a master’s degree
- have finished a master’s program within the last 5 years
- show a great affinity to innovation and sustainability and cross-cultural exchange
The following fields are relevant: agriculture, food, economics, social sciences and environmental engineering.
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