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Socio-economic development in the era of renewable energies: Towards the creation of a research institution for the MENA region based on the DESERTEC concept (3rd – 4th September 2012, 'Hôtel EL Mouradi Gammarth Tunisia')

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Monday, 3rd September 2012 - Tasks of DISEM

9:00-9:15 Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Mr. Mouldi MILED (DUN)


Opening Address

Workshop Agenda
Pr. Manfred FISCHEDICK & Pr. Abdelfattah TRIKI


Session 1: President – Dr. Gerhard KNIES / Pr. Ahmad AL-SALAYMEH
Relevant socio-economic questions for MENA.
Demand on independent information as crucial basis for sustainable development
(needs of decision makers)

Format: Open discussion (collection of statements)

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

Session 2: President – Pr. Antonio HURTADO / Pr. Adel KHALIL
Identification of fields where independent additional provision of knowledge
provides an added value – challenges and special needs of MENA

Format: Open discussion (collection of statements)

13:30-16:00 Lunch

Session 3: President – Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed SALEH / Mr Ulrich LAUMANNS
Presentation of already existing institutions serving so far as information sources in MENA
Discussion of background, institutional setting and interests

Format: Impulse presentations from various institutions

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

Session 4: President – Pr. Manfred FISCHEDICK / Pr. Yasser HEGAZI

Identification of needed competences (gap analysis)

Format: Open discussion (collection of statements)

Tuesday, 4th September 2012 - Structure of DISEM

9:00-9:30 Results of the first workshop day
Dr. Samiha MJAHED & Mrs. Rim GHARBI

Session 5: President – Pr. Chiheb BOUDEN / Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats
Lessons that can be learnt from research institutes– Development process and creation of competences

Impulse presentation: Wuppertal Institute, Fraunhofer ISE, RCREEE, IEQ

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Session 6: President - Pr. Lotfi BOUZAIENE / Pr. Michael Düren
Identification of the format of DISEM
- Reasons for DISEM – what type of institution DISEM seeks to become?
- DISEM and its role for sustainable development and social acceptance
- Identification of financial sources & supporting bodies

Format: Open discussion

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Session 7: President – Mr. Mouldi MILED
Formulation of an action plan and responsibilities for the creation of DISEM

Format: Open discussion and formulation of commitments

16:00-16:15 Workshop closure