We enter into cooperation with a local
We check the project ideas. If we think they are suitable in the context of sustainability, we go through several feedback loops with the students to fine-tune.
As soon as we have collected the necessary funds for scholarships and the rest of the project budget (material, software, transport), all project participants have been briefed and linked and the contract documents have been signed, the project will officially start!
Together with the mentors, we evaluate the progress of the project once a quarter on the basis of the students' scientific documentation. Our focus here is on practical relevance, clean scientific work and clearly recognisable commitment. High-tech is not required. If our requirements are met, we release the next quarterly payment.
If the project results lead to further exciting research opportunities or potential business start-ups, we will enter into a renewed cooperation with the students.
We scan our focus countries Namibia,
Cameroon and Ghana online and through our
own network for universities,
companies, initiatives and individuals
who are already active in the context of ecofriendliness and/or empowerment.
We use social media and lectures to market our concept to African students. The students and/or doctoral candidates submit their project ideas to us. The groups can include up to six participants (at least two of them female) and always need a local supervisor (Dr. / Prof.).
We are looking for suitable mentors who can support the students with expertise and advice via remote supervision. Ideally, these mentors come from the African Diaspora.
The students and/or doctoral candidates carry out their research project independently. The guideline for working hours is eight hours per week. They have regular meetings with supervisors and mentors.
Towards the end of the project (the target is twelve months), the students submit the final version of their academic documentation to us, which builds on the interim reports. In return, they receive a certificate for their participation and become Changemaker ambassadors via our digital communication media. We also support them if they want to publish their results in a scientific journal.