30 August 2012, No. 24/2012
New German Chancellor and Climate Protection Fellows meet in Bonn
42 fellows from 17 different countries to discuss their projects on 3 September
42 prospective leaders who have received an International Climate Protection Fellowship or a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will begin working on their one-year projects in Germany in the autumn. An introductory meeting will take place on 3 September in Bonn, where the fellows will present their projects and have the opportunity to discuss them and network with each other. The opening address will be given by the climate researcher Jürgen Kropp from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
|The fellows at a meeting with Federal Chancellor
Angela Merkel in Berlin on 16 June 2012.
Photo: Bundesregierung/Steffen Kugler
The 25 German Chancellor fellows come from China, Russia and the USA. During their stay, they will work with hosts from the fields of economics, politics, culture or media on independently developed and socially relevant projects with a sustainable, publicly visible effect, which should also further their own future career development. The programme is under the patronage of the German Chancellor. The fellows’ selected topics include opportunities for improving teacher training courses in China, the development of the solar industry in Germany and the effect of therapeutic theatre on people suffering from trauma.
|The International Climate Protection fellows at
the selection meeting in April 2012.
Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Daniela Schmitter
The International Climate Protection Fellowship is aimed at young experts from threshold and developing countries. This year’s 17 fellows come from Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Colombia, Lesotho, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Uganda, Venezuela and Vietnam. They will also work with their hosts to look at climate and resource protection issues. Topics include the impact of climate change on elephant seals, climate-change-related adaptation strategies for smallholders in Ghana and Argentina and sustainable urban development in Vietnam.
With both programmes, the Humboldt Foundation aims to promote intercultural dialogue and knowledge transfer and build long-term contacts with future leaders around the world.
Note to journalists:
For interviews, please get in touch with the specified contact persons. We are happy to oblige. The programme and an overview of the fellows’ projects can be found under "Further Information" on the right.
Venue: Hotel Bristol, Prinz-Albert-Str. 2, 53113 Bonn
Date/time: 03 September 2012, 09:30 - 18:30
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 25,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 130 countries worldwide – including 48 Nobel Prize winners.