The Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Science (PAUWES) was created in 2014 by the African Union Commission, in the framework of the Pan African University (PAU). Since its establishment, over 200 students from 31 countries across Africa have enrolled, and 73 students have been successfully graduated from its programs. The Institute is hosted by the Abou Bakr Belkaïd University of Tlemcen.
The institute is seeking a new generation of highly educated, well-trained students who are committed to working as changemakers in the field of sustainable water and energy. Africa’s top graduates are invited to participate in this highly innovative, collaborative, Master’s programme, grounded in the latest theoretical and practical learning. We train top students to become engineers and policy analysts, able to address Africa’s most pressing development challenges.

Training Engineers and Policy Experts

PAUWES offers four world-class graduate programmes, a Master of Science (MSc) in Water and a MSc of Science in Energy, with tracks available in both engineering and policy.

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Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences - PAUWES

c/o Tlemcen University, B.P. 119 | Pôle Chetouane, Tlemcen 13000



M: +213 43 41 04 35

F: +213 43 41 04 99

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African Union Agenda 2063

A strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It builds on, and seeks to accelerate the implementation of past and existing continental initiatives for growth and sustainable development. These include STISA 2024, the Lagos Plan of Action