Aminata Fall is an energy expert who specialize on the many dimensions of transition to energy sustainability, particularly in Africa. She has over 12 years’ experience working with international organizations that include the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the African Union. Between 2018 and 2020, Aminata coordinated the project Sustainable Energy Access for Sustainable Cities - SEA4Cities implemented by the Vienna University of Technology together with Ecole Polytechnique Thies (Senegal), with funding from the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development. Aminata holds a doctorate on Energy Economics completed in TU Vienna.
Marion Borderon is a researcher at the University of Vienna with a PhD in geography, focusing on the links between public health, population, and the environment. Her academic career began at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, where she studied the risks of malaria in Senegal. She has since worked on international research projects ranging from climate change adaptation in Mauritania and Algeria to studies on environment-related mobility in India. For the past few years, Marion has been studying how climate change is affecting migration patterns in Ethiopia. Outside of research, she is a passionate alpinist and has a keen interest in all aspects of the environment.
Amina Guggenbichler is climate activist, Spokesperson for Earth Burns. The student she is studying social work gained experience on Fridays for Future and later in the Lobau movement.
Mariam Mohamed Abdalla Wagialla is an architect and urban planner with a focus on gender sensitive spatial planning. The activist for women's rights has been living in Austria for ten years, where she received her doctorate from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna in 2020. From 1989 to 2011 she worked at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Public Utilities in Khartoum.
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