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.

Current EU development policy provides a general frame and background that justifies a Nexus approach and methodology. Thus, the new European Consensus on Development: “Our World, our Dignity, our Future” (June 2017) emphasises an integrated approach to development and strongly supports the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted in September 2015 as a global framework for sustainable development action. The 2030 Agenda itself emphasises an integrated approach that can facilitate a Nexus methodology.

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New Atlas of Africa Energy Resources shows the energy situation, needs and potentials of Africa, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for a sustainable development of the energy resources on the continent. In addition to detailed analysis, it features over 64 maps and 73 satellite images as well as some 50 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos.

Dear Colleague,

The European Space Agency, the Global Water Systems Project and the Food and Agricultural Organization invite you to a workshop on Earth observations and their contribution to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus. The workshop will take place from 25-27 March 2014 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. It is aimed at reviewing and synthesizing the current state of Earth observation applications to WEF issues and the information needs of data users from across a range of sectors.

World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

 

In preparation for World Water Day 2014, which in 2014 focuses on water and energy issues, the UN Office to support the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'/UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) organizes this conference. The conference will focus on partnerships improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability and will try to draw lessons on what the factors that make successful partnerships in water and energy are, the role of different actors and how to scale up partnerships.