The aim of this three-day conference is to raise public and private awareness of the opportunities and challenges of sustainable energy in Africa by bringing together a number of high-level experts who will discuss energy policy topics from a political, socio-economic, scientific and/or technical point of view. The issues will be discussed amongst policy makers and academic and/or industrial authorities in front of an international audience. One of the outcomes of the conference will be the launch of a “Massive Open Online Course” (MOOC) in a scientific or socio-economic field of common EU-African interest.
The conference is divided into five sessions, three of which are dealing with the following topics: Energy is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; Energy mix (hydro, solar, nuclear fission and bioenergy): towards robust, equitable and socially acceptable systems; and Research, innovation and education in support of sustainable energy policies.
During the plenary session, speakers get 20 minutes to share their knowledge with the audience, whereas poster authors are allotted 5 minutes to introduce their research/projects. Posters will be exhibited throughout the conference and during the breaks the authors will be available for further information on their projects.
Lectures and poster presentations will be peer reviewed and, when accepted, published in the Proceedings series of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences.
The registration fee (100 €) includes entrance, abstract book on USB stick, lunches and coffee/tea breaks.
Attendants wishing to participate in the walking dinner on Tuesday evening will pay 40 € extra.
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Dates: 23-25 October, 2017
Venue: Palais des Académies / Paleis der Academiën, rue Ducale / Hertogsstraat 1 - B-1000 BRUSSELS
Registration: imperative (registration closed)
The registration fee includes entrance, abstract book on USB stick, lunches and coffee/tea breaks.
Entrrance fee for all three days: 100 €
The entrance fee for participants attending only one day: 35€ or two days: 65€
Travelling and Accommodation: participants are encouraged to find their own financial support.
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From Brussels’ Gare centrale / Centraal Station
On foot: Galerie Ravenstein, rue Ravenstein, rue Baron Horta, Parc de Bruxelles / Warande, rue Ducale / Hertogsstraat
From Brussels’ Gare du Midi / Zuidstation
Metro line 2 or 6, direction Simonis (Elisabeth)
Get off at station Trône / Troon
Cross the boulevard du Régent / Regentlaan
From Brussels’ Gare du Nord / Noordstation
Tram line 3 (Churchill), 4 (Stalle), 25 (Rogier), 31 (Marius Renard) or 55 (Rogier)
Get off at station Rogier
Metro line 2 (Simonis Leopold II) or 6 (Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn)
Drive to the city centre
Take the Petite Ceinture / Kleine Ring
Exit Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort or place du Trône / Troonplein
Car park possible at “Interparking Deux Portes / Twee poorten”
Waterloolaan / Boulevard de Waterloo 2A , B-1000 BRUSSELS
02 549 51 60
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Abstracts of the conference
Secretariat of the Conference
Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences
Prof. Dr Philippe Goyens
av. Louise 231 / Louizalaan 231
Fax: (0032)(0)2 539 23 53
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