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Summer Festival 2019

The 2019 ABC/J Summer Festival will take place on 5 July at University of Cologne, starting at 4 pm.

All Geoverbund ABC/J members, professors, academic staff, and students, are cordially invited! We kindly ask for prior registration.



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Keynote lecture

Mentoring of Early Career Scientists
Chances and Barriers in Tackling Africa‘s Grand Challenges.

Mentorship as a process allows co-learning among individuals; usually with knowledge and skills from a mentor to a mentee. The keynote will explore the existing opportunities and barriers for mentoring the next generation of academicians in Africa. In particular, the issues that will be addressed include: How can mentoring be an avenue to enhancing the performance and growth of the next generation of academicians? What are the barriers? How can the barriers be overcome? How can the early career scientists play the role of (co-) mentors in transforming the Earth-human system interactions? How relevant is (co-) mentoring in tackling Africa’s grand challenge of sustainable water and security? An evaluation of the roles, responsibilities, expectations and growth of the early career scientists will be analyzed within the context of the next generation of academicians in Africa.

Professor Joy Obando (Kenya) obtained her PhD in Geomorphology at King’s College, London, UK. She has been involved in research activities, training and community outreach related to Integrated Watershed Management. She is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Kenyatta University and also a member of the Kenya DAAD Scholars Association (KDSA).

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Joy Obando as our keynote speaker for the 2019 ABC/J Summer Festival.

Programme

Please note: Before the official start of the Summer Festival, the Geoverbund ABC/J general meeting will take place the same day at 2 pm. Take advantage of the opportunity to actively shape and support the work of the Geoverbund ABC/J. Coffee and cold beverages will be provided during the break between general meeting and Summer Festival.

Schedule
14:00Gerneral meeting (Geo-/Bio-Auditorium, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy)
16:00Start of the Summer Festival (Geo-/Bio-Auditorium, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy)
Welcome
Keynote
Mentoring of Early Career Scientists
Chances and Barriers in Tackling Africa‘s Grand Challenges.

Prof. Joy Obando
Department of Geography, Kenyatta University

Award ceremony of the Geoverbund ABC/J Young Academics Award 2019

Presentation of the awardees:

1. Award: Dr. Jessica Keune
University of Bonn, Institute of Geosciences and Meteorology, Department Meteorology
Integrated terrestrial simulations at the continental scale: Impact of groundwater dynamics and human water use on groundwater-to-atmosphere feedbacks during the European heatwave in 2003.

2. Award: Dr. Melanie Bartz
University of Cologne, Institute of Geography
Quaternary fluvial environments in NE Morocco inferred from geochronological and sedimento-logical investigations.

3. Award: Dr. Maximilian Weigand
University of Bonn, Institute of Geosciences and Meteorology, Department Geophysics
Monitoring structural and physiological properties of crop roots using spectral electrical impedance tomography.

18:00Barbecue (In front of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy)
Poster presentation of the awardees

We look forward to spending a relaxed summer evening with our members!

Venue

University of Cologne
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy
Geo-/Bio-Auditorium
Zülpicher Straße 49a
50674 Cologne

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Registration

Please use the online registration form to register for the general meeting and/or the Summer Festival. Please let us know if you are unable to attend the event, in case you did already register.

Note on image and sound recordings

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