The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) (  calls for applications for Master programs in water and energy (both engineering and policy tracks) starting in September 2018. All African Union citizens (including diaspora) are encouraged to apply, particularly women and candidates.

Building a prosperous and stable Africa calls for a new generation of African leaders capable of and committed to facing the vast challenges of the continent. These challenges include water scarcity, renewable energy, and climate change.

The Pan African University (PAU) (, a key initiative of the African Union Commission, is dedicated to this mission. The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) is hosted by the University of Tlemcen in Algeria.

Since its establishment in 2014, over 200 students from 31 countries across Africa have enrolled, and 73 students have been successfully graduated from its programs. “PAUWES is a prototype of the Africa of tomorrow, for which we are laying the foundations,” says Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission,

PAUWES offers four distinct two-year Master programs: (MSc) in Water Engineering and the MSc in Energy Engineering. Students interested in policy-making and governance can choose between the MSc in Water Policy and Energy Policy.

It provides specific technical skills in field of interest that include solar, wind, geothermal and biomass energies, water and sanitation, integrated water resource management, policy analysis or leadership. (Contacts