AU Commission chief greets President Bouteflika for PAUWES

March 12th, 2018


APS : Sunday, 11 March 2018

TLEMCEN (Algeria)- The chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, greeted Sunday, in Tlemcen (540 km west of Algiers),
President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s commitment for the establishment of the African Institute of Energy and Water (including climate change) or PAUWES.
“I’d like to express my deepest heartfelt thanks to Algeria for having hosted the institute, which provides training for tomorrow’s African executives,” Faki Mahamat said at the headquarters of the PAUWES, inviting the African students to take advantage of this training tool, a key project in the AU Agenda 2063.
“You are a specimen of tomorrow’s Africa for which we are laying the foundations. In this way, Africa will be able to find its place in the community of nations.”
Earlier, the director of the PAUWES, Abdellatif Zerga, had presented the institute, its goals and forecasts to attract most African countries.
Students from 31 countries are registered so far.
An African Union’s key program, “the institute contributes to the sustainable development of our continent, while facilitating the mobility of students,” Zerga said.
He announced, among other things, the renovation of the institute and the creation, shortly, of ten centers to cover the five African economic regions in water, energy and climate change.