US funds university partnership project with $ 51,000

The United States of America (USA) allocated a $ 51,000 financing to the State University of Pennsylvania, within the scope of a University Partnership project with the University of Cape Verde, aiming to promote research, teaching, innovation and community involvement in alignment. with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to a note from the United States Embassy in Praia, in the next 12 months, the project will focus on topics related to research, education, innovation and community involvement with the initial focus on sustainable fishing, natural hazards and community involvement. and a possible personal exchange.

Penn State and Uni-CV will reinforce the existing memorandum of understanding through faculty, students and administrative exchanges, aiming to promote research, teaching, innovation and community involvement in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , emphasizing the areas of health, education, innovation, responsible consumption and climate action.

According to the same source, the specific objectives include improving the ability to forecast and observe weather, through the development and implantation of low-cost coastal meteorological sensors that can be produced in Cape Verde through 3-d printing.

It also aims to assist in the development of low-cost computing systems for forecasting tropical cyclones for research and operations; Promote community involvement with the fishing community to develop an application that can be used for real-time environmental conditions with the possibility of connecting fishermen to consumer markets.

“The beneficiary will work with his colleagues in Ghana and South Africa to explore mobile phone applications for fishermen; Expose students to ongoing research and activities in Cape Verde by organizing visits to institutions GEOMAR, INMG, CV; Collaborate with faculty and get Penn State students and professors to visit Uni-CV to get involved in a pilot project for deploying weather stations and developing mobile applications, ”reads.

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