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November 16, 2021 | 1:30pm GMT+1
About the WEF Nexus Webinar Series (September - December 2021)
The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus is a useful framework for addressing complex transdisciplinary natural resource and environmental challenges in integrated, innovative ways. This webinar series explores using and operationalizing WEF nexus approaches for finding solutions to these challenges. The series focuses on examples and solutions by linking and using WEF nexus approaches to timely interventions, technologies and issues of importance, especially in the context of COVID-19 and climate change. This webinar series is organized by FAO & WEF Nexus in Africa Initiative, WE4F, GIZ Nexus Dialogues, and SEI.
About session 3
Innovations such as agrivoltaics have opened new prospects to improve quality of life while increasing resilience of the agricultural sector against climate change. The integrated triple land use system allows for production of food, electricity and water without exploiting natural aquifers and new land. Agrivoltaics is rapidly gaining popularity, but not yet in African countries. The webinar seeks to explore this innovation by presenting opportunities and challenges for such systems in Africa. Furthermore, it provides insight into the role of photovoltaics in community farming in Gambia and describes the models behind existing projects and investment strategies/behaviors within a local framework.
The webinar session is organized in collaboration with United Nation University Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) in the frame of the Agrophotovoltaics for The Gambia and Mali (APV-MaGa) Project funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The program will be moderated by Ambe Emmanuel Cheo, UNU-ViE.
- Maimuna Drammeh, Nadji.Bi Limited
- Brendon Bingwa, Fraunhofer ISE
- Daniel Gudopp, deea solutions GmbH
- Nora Adelhardt, University of Freiburg
- Jessica Berneiser, Fraunhofer ISE
- Michael Jacobson, Penn State University
Register for the webinar here.
More information is available here.
Past events of the webinar-series
- Water-Energy-Food Nexus Webinar Series 2nd Round // Cooperation across borders and sectors
- Water-Energy-Food Nexus Webinar Series 2nd Round // Disaster resilience and risk in the context on Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Insights from Africa
- Nexus Blog // Agrivoltaics Brings Together Agriculture and Power Generation
- Research article // Photovoltaic-driven microbial protein production can use land and sunlight more efficiently than conventional crops
- Nexus Blog // Solar Fields of Green: Researchers Find Symbiosis at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
- Publication // Land, Climate, Energy, Agriculture and Development in the Sahel
- Southern Africa // Prospects for Improving Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Africa: Linking Water, Energy and Food