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German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) and the National University of Lesotho (NUL) have jointly organised the second Africa-EU Symposium on Renewable Energy Research and Innovation (RERIS 2018) from 23–27 January 2018 in Maseru, Lesotho. The symposium is taking place alongside the NUL International Science and Technology Innovation Conference and Expo (NULISTICE 2018).

The objectives of the symposium are to facilitate Africa-EU renewable energy research collaboration, increase public and private sector participation in renewable energy research as well as building capacities for applied research and promote university business spin-offs.

In his Key note address, Honourable Minister of Education and Training, Honourable Mokhele Moletsane said another intent of the symposia is to exchange ideas with representatives from corporate sectors, officials from Government ministries, policy makers, academia and high level experts. This is to complement the government’s commitment to work out and come up with a long term policy that would help science and technology flourish in Lesotho.

Moletsane further announced that Energy Research Council (ERS) is to launch a Masters Programme in sustainable energy under the department of Physics and Electronics. The said launch, which is supported by GIZ, is to formally take place at the Gala Dinner on the 25th January, 2018.