AMBITION Sustainable Innovation Schools

35 PhD students from Africa and Europe in Nairobi for a fortnight of training on sustainable transition

35 PhD students from seven European and African Universities participated in two Sustainable Innovation Schools held from 13 to 24 November in Nairobi (Kenya) as part of the project AMBITION (AMBassadors for sustainable transITION), which promotes the mobility of PhD students between Europe and Africa and their training in the field of sustainable transition.

Participants were involved in lectures, practical sessions, group work and presentations organised by the Politecnico di Milano and its Partner Universities. 

The AMBITION project is led by Prof. Emanuela Colombo, Professor in the Department of Energy, Rector's Delegate for Science Diplomacy and holder of the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development, with Diana Shendrikova and other researchers from the same UNESCO Chair.

Activities focused on topics such as the study of the rationale behind global resource management and its implications in managing the sustainable transition, the sustainable development paradigm, integrated energy and energy modelling tools, and the process of evidence-based energy policy-making.

The Universities involved in the AMBITION project, funded by the European Union under the Erasmus + initiative, are: Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Strathmore University (Kenya), TU Delft (Netherlands) and ETH Z├╝rich (Switzerland).

Cover image: Strathmore University