Geneva, March 15th, 2018 – R20 and Mines Saint-Etienne, France’s oldest elite engineering school outside Paris, signed a convention agreement to create an International Academic Chair titled “Sustainable Infrastructure and Territories”.
With a strong focus on Africa, the International Academic Chair in Sustainable Infrastructure and Territories will support, through training, capacity building and access to knowledge, project developers in the structuring phase of their projects. The objectives of the International Academic Chair, which falls under the “Project Structuration” component of our Value Chain approach, are threefold:
- Provide national and subnational public authority executives with the technical, legal and financial know-how to develop bankable infrastructure projects through Graduate and non-degree granting trainings.
- Valorize and disseminate good practices through scientific journals, colloquia and networking of green economy actors.
- Improve project management and enhance the professional training offered through scientific research.
The International Academic Chair builds on the success of a first Master’s program titled “Territories, Technology and Financing a Portfolio of Innovative Projects in the Green Economy” (MS-PPIEV) which was launched in Oran (Algeria) in 2016 in collaborati
on with Mines Saint-Etienne, the National Polytechnic School of Oran and the Senghor University of Alexandria (Egypt).
The Graduation ceremony for the first class of MS-PPIEV was held earlier this year (Feb. 10th) in Saint-Etienne. In total, 14 public authority executives coming from 10 Algerian Wilayas (provinces) graduated this first Master’s program, including 2 with honors.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the graduates from this first Master’s Program and hope this ceremony was the first of many more to come.