South African delegation visits Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
On March 28th, a delegation of senior political and business representatives from South Africa visited the Helmholtz-Zentrum, Berlin (HZB) in a meeting organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work. The gathering was triggered by an interest in the cooperation of the CARE-O-SENE consortium partners and was attended by business and government agency leaders, as well as the programme manager for Infrastructure Financing and Funding, Shaakira Karolia, representing the South African presidency.
The guests were given a tour of the HZB’s synchrotron facility, as well as presentations on CARE-O-SENE and the science behind the initiative. The event was very well received by the South African delegation and once again reinforced the message of the fossil-free future being a considerable challenge while also demonstrating the dedication and effort being expended by the consortium partners in overcoming it.