This project, requested by the African Ministers of Water to DG Devco, intends to scale up the approach of the phase I of the project (pilot project) and to address the lack of sustainability in capacity building in the water sector in Africa.
The main activities of the project will consist in:
• Strengthening of two existing NEPAD water Centres of Excellence networks in West and Southern Africa;
• Creation of two NEPAD water Centres of Excellence network in Central and Eastern Africa;
• Strengthen institutional networking and improving research support to policy making in the water sector;
• Support the implementation of the African Water Ministers’ declaration urging AUC and NEPAD Centres of Excellence to develop a “Human Capacity Development Programme for junior professional and technician level capacity challenges in the water sector”.