Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (incl. climate change)


    The Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES), is a centre of excellence at the University of Tlemcen in Algeria. Called into existence by the African Union Commission in 2008, the Pan African University (PAU) is guided by the vision of an Africa managed by its own citizens and acting as a dynamic force in the international arena.

    PAUWES offers two world class graduate programmes in which students address today’s most pressing development challenges. As secure water supply and innovative energy sources are of vital importance for the future of sustainable growth on the African continent, the institute is seeking a new generation of highly educated, well-trained students, who are committed to this goal.

    The Master in Water and the Master in Energy programmes both offer a policy and an engineering track, awarding a joint degree from the Pan African University and the University of Tlemcen. Students are taught by renowned educators from African universities and the international academic community. They have access to state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research and a distinguished faculty. Supported through cooperation with higher education and research institutions on the continent and beyond, the institute also benefits from a professional network of public, private and civil society actors.

    UNU-EHS contributes to the development of ICT-based solutions to support the educational programme, social and professional networking among the online community of practice, and entrepreneurship and technology transfer.


    Pan African University
    Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) – PAUWES
    c/o Abou Bekr Belkaid University of Tlemcen
    B.P. 119
    13000 Tlemcen, Algeria
    Phone: +213-672-54-2929


    Dr. Erick Gankam Tambo
    Associate Academic Officer
    Tel.: + 49-228-815-0259