Linking Penn State projects in Africa to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

January 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

410 Boucke
University Park

Food, water and energy security remains a pressing challenge for Africa.The Nexus is a framework for integrative modelling of tradeoffs with the objective of advancing synergies in decision making of water-energy-food interactions, which may then have implications other factors such as health and poverty reduction. Penn State faculty have a number of ongoing projects in Africa related to these issues in addition to a partnership with African institutions to build networks and a community of practice that fosters capacity building at the intersection of the water, energy and food (WEF) systems. See

This seminar will begin the discussion linking Penn State work in Africa to use of Nexus frameworks and approaches. The seminar is structured around a number of lightning talks about current project activities in Africa, followed by an informal discussion on collaborative opportunities.

Bring lunch - snacks and drinks provided.