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Bavaria-Africa – Research and Innovation for Global Climate Action

November 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the aftermath of the UN Climate Change Conference COP27, the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO), in collaboration with Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa of the Bavarian Research Alliance, would like to invite you to a Virtual Cooperation Lounge:

Bavaria-Africa – Research and Innovation for Global Climate Action

Focus: Addressing the climate crisis requires collective global action. This event gathers mainly African and Bavarian – but also other international – stakeholders from academia, industry, civil society and the public sector who wish to cooperate on solutions for tackling the global climate crisis, with a specific focus on international research and innovation projects.

Topics: Climate adaptation and mitigation, water and wetlands, food security and safety, health and environment, renewable energies and hydrogen, circularity and digitisation, earth observation and data, start-ups and entrepreneurship, research integrity and gender, and youth and global climate action.

When: 23–24 November 2022: 10:00–16:00 hrs (CET) 
With the possibility of 1:1 matchmaking meetings continuing until the end of the year.

Please register for the online event at: https://cooperation-lounge-bavaria-africa.b2match.io/signup. For further details on the registration process, please have a look at the event homepage.

Agenda: The agenda covers the climate change-related topics above and offers an excellent opportunity to establish contacts and initiate projects via a platform for 1:1 virtual meetings between the participants. This platform will remain open until the end of 2022.

During the Cooperation Lounge, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear about the latest key scientific initiatives in relevant fields for global climate action;
  • Attend informative and interactive thematic breakout sessions;
  • Find new international partners for future cooperation, especially in research & innovation for global climate action;
  • Extend your network by organising 1:1 meetings with international scientists and industry experts;
  • Enhance the visibility of your institution towards Bavarian, African and international stakeholders in research & innovation;
  • Learn about European funding opportunities for R&I projects in cooperation with African stakeholders, as well as about their national and regional implementation.

GCRO involvement: The GCRO has contributed to the planning for, and co-hosting of, Breakout Session 2: Earth Observation and Remote Sensing for Global Climate Action, scheduled for Wednesday 23 November: 12:30–13:30 South African standard time.

The following speakers are lined up for this session:

Anke Roiger (DLR: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt German Aerospace Center)
Airborne in-situ measurements of methane emissions from oil and gas production off the coast of Gabon and Angola: The METHANE-To-Go Project (10 minutes)

Larissa Mengue and Ulrich Vianney (AGEOS: L’Agence Gabonaise d’Etudes et d’Observations Spatiales) 
The METHANE-To-Go Project from the perspective of AGEOS (5-10 minutes)

Winne Cadete (ANPG: Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis)
The METHANE-To-Go Project from the perspective of ANPG  (5 minutes)

Heidi Van Deventer (CSIR: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) 
Earth observation of freshwater ecosystems for reporting to targets of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (15 minutes)

Mattia Marconcini (DLR: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt German Aerospace Center)
Mapping our human footprint from space – the World Settlement Footprint (10 minutes)

Samkelisiwe Khanyile (GCRO: Gauteng City-Region Observatory)
Mapping vulnerability in Gauteng (5 minutes)

Discussion & Questions (5 minutes)


November 23, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO)
Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa