Prof. ADAMOU Rabani is the Vice Chancellor in charge of Research and Foreign affairs of Abdou Moumouni University (UAM), the important higher education and research center in Niger. He is an Applied photo-chemist with nearly sixteen years of experience in the area. After a Doctorate in physical chemistry applied to energy of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD), he obtained a second Doctorate in materials science and applied photochemistry at UAM. He is the Director of WASCAL Graduate Program in Climate Change and Energy, hosted by Abdou Moumouni University. Before, M. ADAMOU served as Coordinator for three (3) years. The main objective of this program is to train a new generation of interdisciplinary West African scientists capable to propose adapted solutions to face climate change and energy crisis challenges.
During the last five years, his research efforts are concentrated on energy, environment and water resources management by valorizing local materials. He has initiated several research projects which got national, regional or international financial supports. The ongoing main ones are: (i). RARSUS (Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa), which seek to establish a long-term, research-based higher education partnership between Germany and Africa within the field of sustainable supply (energy, water and food) management in urban and semi-urban regions in Africa; (ii). WACS-RT (West African Center for Sustainable Rural Development) Excellence Center, which aim is to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching programs that will produce the required knowledge, applicable technological solutions (renewable energies and agricultural water management), and locally adapted business models and administrative approaches. Prof. ADAMOU got high level national and international research distinctions: Chevalier Palmes académiques of Niger, Fellow J. William Fulbright and Visiting Professor at University of Maryland (USA). He was member and reporter of the experts team who elaborated, in July 2017 at the African Union headquarter, the Framework for European Union -Africa Research & Innovation Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE).