Excellence in Africa
Feedback on the 1st workshop led by EXAF team in Abidjan
Excellence in Africa 's project on "Digital Solutions for Sustainable Cities in West Africa" proposes an innovative approach to sustainable urbanisation. It is based on the collective intelligence of authorities, universities, civil society and the private sector to identify major challenges, develop locally tailored technical solutions and then implement them in cities.
Crossed views on Ivorian-Swiss scientific collaborations
This week, a delegation from the EPFL EXAF Centre was in Côte d'Ivoire for five different projects. The highlight of this week was the presentation of the activities of the Centre, on Thursday 16 March, during an event organised in the residence of Her Excellency the Swiss Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire.
E-learning in fragile context : A successful mission in Egypt
As part of a collaborative project with the association Unité, a team of EXAF members was in Egypt this week. Diverse technological solutions were tested to ensure that all can remotely access to a high-quality education. The results are extremely promising.
Interview of Thomas Kivevele Senior Lecturer at The NM-AIST
Under the context of the JFD programme, we want to demonstrate that biofuels can be sustainable, by assessing the potential to convert diverse inedible/ underutilized African biomass into biodiesel.
Interview of Zaineb AbdelKafi from the Pasteur Institute in Tunis
My name is Zaineb AbdelKafi, I am a Tunisian national. My academic and research background has allowed me to gain experience in different disciplines such as biochemistry, protein engineering and cell culture. As a result, I became interested in studying the pharmacological activities of active molecules purified from animal venom against different cancer pathologies
Interview of Steve Ndengue, Senior Lecturer at ICTP-EAIFR, Rwanda
Producing a fuel simply from water and sunlight can seem like a dream, but it’s actually possible. Unfortunately, practical applications are hampered by our limited understanding of the photochemical processes. This is the challenge that Dr. Steve Ndengue and Prof. Marzari from EPFL are taking on with their project on with his project funded by the Junior Faculty Development Programme.
Partners across a continent
Centre Excellence in Africa – EXAF
EPFL ENT-R EXAF EXAF-GE
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