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High-ranking visitors from Benin, Afrika

On the 20th of February 2017 a high-ranked delegation from the West-African state of Benin visited Forschungszentrum Jülich to find out about the organization and structure of a German research institution. At the same time, Minister Lucien Kokou (image center, front) of the Ministry of Secondary Education, Technology and Vocational Education was very interested in the German dual training system. Information on this and insights of photovoltaic research, which is of great importance to the West-African state, was collected by the delegation after a welcome and campus tour during the visit to IEK-5.

Hochrangiger Besuche aus Benin, Afrika

Delegation from Benin; 1st row in front, from left to right: Euloge Gédeon Zodéougan, Dipl. Ing., President HCBE Allemagne; Sabine Dues (FZ Jülich, UE-IB); Gérard Degan, University Director UNSTIM (Abomey); Lucien Kokou, Minister (secondary and vocational training); Jean Piere Bio Yara, Government Director (technical and vocational training); Marion Dostal (FZ Jülich, guest guide, IEK-4)
2nd row, center and back, from left to right: Robert N'dah Sinkeni, Head of Department for Teaching and Training (Ministry of Economics), Matthias Hoelkeskamp, Coordinator Germany HCBE Allemagne / takkanon; Koladé Josué Azandegbey, Cabinet Director (Science and Research Ministry MESRS); Alain Florentin Dansou, Embassy Council of the German Embassy Berlin; Narcisse Capo Chichi, Dipl. Ing. Electrical Engineering, coordinator Benin HCBE Allemagne; Ludovic Dakossi, translator for Embassy of Benin in Berlin; Dr. Norbert Drewes (FZ Jülich, Germany)

The organization of this delegation visit was supported by UK (Christina Hallen), UE-IB (Sabine Dues) and IEK-5 (Dr. Hüpkes).