The “Cameroonian association of engineers and computer scientists” (VKII) staged its 7th international symposium in Karlsruhe (southwest Germany) October 9 till 10. The subject was “challenges and perspectives for renewable energies in Africa and especially in Cameroon” it was organised together with the Cameroonian community in Karlsruhe. The event was under the auspices of His Excellency Jean Marc MPay, ambassador of Cameroon in Germany and as well under professor Dr. Horst Hippler, director of the elite university, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), an institute for high technology, inspired by the famous “Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)”. KIT is a unique fusion between an elite university and the research centre in Karlsruhe; this makes one sense the future development of the German research landscape.
The aim of the symposium was to highlight and develop new strategies, to facilitate the access to renewable energies and to put attention on the challenges related to energy policies in Africa and especially in Cameroon in the 21st century.
During the symposium, several presentations, discussions and communication took place. Some suggestions were made on how to make it possible for Cameroon to develop environment friendly energy, to consider the use of other energy sources with support of lucrative investments and also how to satisfy the great need for energy, which would, as consequence accelerate the urban and rural development.
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