3/11/2022 17:00

EVENTO> Science Diplomacy: EU-AU University Collaboration for Just and Sustainable Transition

In the last ten years, the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development at the Politecnico di Milano has engaged in diverse multidisciplinary and transnational research and projects leveraging on collaborations with partners in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Research outcomes from the Chair have received international recognition and diffusion through collaborations with the International Energy Agency and the World Bank, among other multilateral and international organisations.

In view of taking a review and communicate the impact of the activities of the Chair in the last ten years, re-strategise and set the agenda for her next phase, the UNESCO Chair is organising a Colloquium with the theme “Science Diplomacy: EU-AU University Collaboration for Just and Sustainable Transition”. The colloquium seeks to explore the peculiarities, potentials and possibilities to expand the thematic, disciplinary and geographical scope by leveraging on partnerships and sharing know-how, facilities, innovative teaching and learning methods between EU-AU universities.


17:00 - 17:10    Welcome remarks – Emanuela Colombo, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development
17:10 - 17:20    Keynote Message “Energy for Just and Sustainable Transition: Rethinking Education and Shaping the Future” – Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

17:20 - 17:40    “EU–AU Partnerships for a Common Agenda: The role of Academia” - Monica Ebele Idinoba – Principal Scientific Officer, African Union Commission; Piero Venturi – Science Counsellor to the African Union, Delegation of the European Union to the African Union

17:40 – 18:20    Panel Discussion: “EU-AU University Partnerships: Peculiarities, Potentials, Possibilities” – Leslie Zachariah-Wolff Secretary General, IDEA League; Guido Zolezzi, Coordinator of CUCS-Italian Universities Coordination for Development Cooperation; representatives of ARUA-The African Research Universities Alliance; Izael Da Silva, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Strathmore University, Nairobi

18:20 - 18:30    Questions and Answers
Key takeaways and closing remarks

3 November 2022, 17:00-18:30

Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa
Sala Consiglio-DENG (Department of Energy)
Building BL25
Via Lambruschini 4, Milan

UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development @Politecnico di Milano

Meeting ID: 987 3406 0915
Passcode: 371130

The event will be held in English