African countries are on a move to development and there is need of great care for sustainable use of available resources. Supply systems for both urban and semi–urban regions are susceptible to the increasing risks arising from population growth, resource depletion, non-sustainable use, improper management, environmental and climatic risks. The research collaboration presented in this project provide a unique opportunity to address the adaptation of sustainable resource supply to avoid prescribed risks to urban and semi-urban developments. The project has similar objectives as the RARSUS project but in this case focusing on Mali.
The project aims at establishing a long-standing research-based higher education cooperation between Germany and the African partners in the area of sustainable resource supply management in urban and semi-urban regions. Alongside the project-related objectives, the initiated collaboration is expected to generate different synergies and mutual benefits by linking, extending and intensifying unique networks of partners, sharing experiences in teaching and research
UNU-EHS is part of a consortium with institutions such as the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn (UB), Faculty of Sciences and Techniques (FST), University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTT-B) Mali, Rural Polytechnic Institute of Training and Applied Research of Katibougou (IPR-IFRA), Katibougou Mali, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey and the Pan African University, Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES). The RARSUS-SEMALI project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).