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AGEP Reintegration-Course

19. Januar 2018 - 18:10
AGEP Reintegration-Course


From February 2nd to 4th 2018, the first AGEP Reintegration-Course will be held at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn. More than 30 participants from 18 of the AGEP study programmes will come together to network and discuss the issues of returning home after succesfully graduating. This specially devised course equips them with information, strategies and tools on how to prepare themselves for the challenge of reintegration and finding a job. Lectures on migration and development, a specialized career training and a simulation game are part of the three day programme for the attending AGEP students. Afterwards they act as ambassadors for their study programmes, passing the information and knowledge on to their fellow students.

For more information on the predecessing format, please have a look here or here


Kategorien: english, Jobs, Ticker

AGEP-Webinar „Deforestation and REDD+“

17. Januar 2018 - 17:17
AGEP-WEBINAR Deforestation and REDD+ – Examples of the Amazon Region from Brazil
When: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 2 p.m. (CET)  Where:

The Webinar is held by Philip M. Fearnside, a Research Professor at the National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA) in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil since 1978. PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.) he has authored over 600 publications ( Honors include Brazil’s National Ecology Prize, the UN Global 500 award, the Conrad Wessel, Chico Mendes, Benchimol and Scopus prizes and membership in the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. In 2006 Thompson-ISI <> identified him as the world’s second most-cited scientist on the subject of global warming, and in 2011 he was identified as 7th in the area of sustainable development <>


Brazil’s Amazonian deforestation releases substantial amounts of carbon, and avoiding this emission has monetary value in mitigating climate change. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) is the current term for a set of measures to provide financial incentives to avoid these emissions. In contrast to mitigation by reducing fossil-fuel combustion, which is also essential to contain global warming, avoiding Amazonian deforestation provides non-carbon benefits in protecting other environmental services such as maintaining the water cycle and biodiversity and in protecting the region’s indigenous and other traditional human populations. The large carbon stocks in the forest that is still standing in Amazonia give efforts to find ways to control deforestation here an importance for climate far greater than in other places. This is both because of the scale of potential future deforestation emissions and because of the role of deforestation in crossing tipping points leading to uncontrolled forest degradation and emissions, including contributing to a potential “runaway greenhouse.” Controlling Amazonian deforestation requires substantial amounts of money, and the potential monetary value of avoiding emissions offers a critical contribution to providing these funds. Opposition to paying for carbon benefits, based on philosophical arguments questioning putting a “price” on nature, does not offer realistic alternative solutions.


Tapping the value of environmental services potentially offers a sustainable alternative to the current destructive economy in rural Amazonia, and avoiding emissions is the most likely environmental service to yield significant monetary flows on the time scale needed. Deforestation in the region involves a wide range of actors and processes, and avoiding it is a complex problem with high uncertainty and many opportunities for biased or fraudulent accounting. Deforestation decreased substantially from 2004 to 2008 for a variety of reasons largely unrelated to governance improvements, but these had demonstrable effect on a continued decline through 2012, after which deforestation rates have trended upwards. Critical issues in accounting for carbon benefits include baselines, permanence, time preference, leakage and uncertainty. The history of negotiations and debates on these issues has been marked by distortions stemming from geopolitical factors that have nothing to do with climate change. Addressing the issues in this “theoretical battlefield” surrounding REDD+ is essential to efforts to maintain Amazonian rainforest and to contain global warming.


We are looking forward to seeing you online soon!

Kategorien: english, Jobs, Ticker

AGEP Webinar „Living Income“

9. Dezember 2017 - 2:08
Invitation to the tenth AGEP Webinar on the Alumniportal Deutschland „Living Income – Reaching a decent income for small-scale farming and entrepreneurial families“ When: Thursday, December 14th 2017, 12. a.m. (CEST/UST+2) Where:

Millions of workers as well as small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs do not have a wage or an income which enables them and their families to reach a decent standard of living, despite working full-time. Many live significantly below the poverty line. However, full-time employment should allow smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs and their families to have a dignified life through a living income.

A living income benchmark is a target income level for a particular place that reflects both the cost of a decent standard of living in that place and the expectation about how much the income received by a person can reasonably be expected to contribute to supporting a decent standard of living for an average family.

In this webinar, Friederike Martin, Project Manager at GIZ, will cover the ongoing discussion, methods and approaches in the field of living income. She will present activities from several sectors around the globe, including tea, cocoa and rubber.

The webinar will be held in English and streamed live from the University of Bonn to the community group The AGEP-Network in the Alumniportal Deutschland 

In order to be able to take part in the webinar, all you have to do is join the Alumniportal Deutschland if you have not already done so and become a member of group The AGEP-Network. Joining the network is free of charge.

If you cannot make it to the live session, the recording of the webinar will be uploaded to the group soon after the session, so that you do not have to miss out on the presentation and discussion.

We are looking forward to seeing you online soon!


Kategorien: english, Jobs, Ticker