This report summarizes the main findings of the different activities that the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the different partner institutions are conducting within the framework of the Water Energy Food Ecosystem nexus analysis in sub-Saharan Africa.

Finally, four Annexes (135-139) are available in the folder entitled Risk Mapping and E-Readiness Survey. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting severely the project, a decision to undertake a risk mapping exercise and an online E-readiness evaluation with all CoEs to identify applying distance and on-line learning modalities for the remainder of the project.

Concerning WANWATCE, Phase I deliverables are provided in Annexes 112-118 from Burkina Faso, Ghana, the two CoEs in Nigeria (NWRI, UNIBEN) and Senegal. These reports correspond to the Desk-study assessments as well as National Frameworks for each country. It should be noted nthat although surveys and desk studies contributed to the identification of gap and needs for HCD, validation was not implemented in Burkina Faso. Finally, Annexes 119-132 contain reports and the 13 developed course materials within the WANWATCE network.

 

PHASE I Annexes:

Concerning WANWATCE, Phase I deliverables are provided in Annexes 112-118 from Burkina Faso, Ghana, the two CoEs in Nigeria (NWRI, UNIBEN) and Senegal. These reports correspond to the Desk-study assessments as well as National Frameworks for each country. It should be noted nthat although surveys and desk studies contributed to the identification of gap and needs for HCD, validation was not implemented in Burkina Faso. Finally, Annexes 119-132 contain reports and the 13 developed course materials within the WANWATCE network.

 

SANWATCE Annexes:

PHASE I Annexes:

Annexes 74-81 correspond to deliverables from CEANWATCE with the relevant reports from the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. Phase I consists of reports on the desk study and gap analysis as well as the national Human Capacity Development (HCD) Frameworks, while Phase II deliverables are final reports on the implementation of the HCD trainings, with the nine developed course materials.

CEANWATCE Annexes:

PHASE I Annexes:

The report summarizes the key ACEWATER2 project scientific achievements of the activities implemented by the African CoEs (Centers of Excellence), supporting Institutions, leading experts and the JRC. The outcomes of few ongoing research projects at JRC complements the overall framework. The first three chapters focus on the analysis of the WEFE (Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem) nexus assessment at regional scale over the two formerly existing networks of CoE, in Western and Southern Africa, and the 2018 newly established network of CoE in CentralEastern Africa.

 

- Annex 71: Farinosi F., Gonzalez-Sanchez, D., Crestaz E., Cordano E., Carmona-Moreno C., Bidoglio G., 2017. Towards an African Atlas of Water Energy Food Cooperation – Data collection. JRC Technical Report, JRC108695, Ispra, European Commission

 

- Annex 69: Crestaz E., Cordano E., Ronco P., Farinosi F., Ameztoy I., Iervolino, A. González Sánchez D., Carmona Moreno C., 2017. ACEWATER2 Regional Hydro-Climatology Database Prototype. JRC Technical Report, JRC109900, Ispra, European Commission

 

 

In the framework of the project scientific component, the CEANWATCE, this project addressed the WEFE nexus interdependences and evaluated sustainable bridging-gap solutions. The specific objectives was to perform hydrological and water balance assessments, including water uses within a scenario based analysis under different climate pressures and management practices focusing on the Lake Victoria basin (LVB).

Extreme climate events such as drought and floods with severe impacts over the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) have been on the rise over the past decades. These events negatively impact the regional ecosystem, livelihood, and economy which heavily depends on rain-fed agriculture, while in the energy sector largely depends on hydropower, thus shifts and variability in rainfall and temperature could hinder the development and economic growth of the region.

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