People, planet, prosperity and peace are four priorities shared by Africa and Europe, and areas where opportunities for beneficial cooperation abound. Over the past three decades, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has worked with many organisations and institutions across Africa. This report and its accompanying interactive online service, 'Africa StoryMaps', present the key findings from this collaboration, and set out options the decision-making, research, and education communities may consider.

The specific objectives of this component of the BASAL project (implemented by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with the Cuban Institutions partners), in consistency with the above overall objectives of the project, are:

UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme organizes the Knowledge Forum on Water Security and Climate Change.

The aim of the Knowledge Forum will be also to facilitate knowledge exchange and to develop new projects.
Featured activities of the Knowledge Forum on Water Security and
Climate Change:

•Invited keynotes

•Enhancing partnerships on water security and climate change

 

Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006, Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

https://www.eudevdays.eu/about-EDD

BRUSSELS, Belgium - 3rd May 2017 - Wetlands International launched a report at the Red Cross EU Office in Brussels, aimed at highlighting to policymakers the relationship between the health of wetland ecosystems and involuntary human migration in the Sahel region of Africa. Entitled ‘Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel’ the publication examines how poor water management leads to degradation of ecosystems, and is an overlooked cause of human migration, including to Europe.

Document published in 2011 by OSS (Sahel and Sahara Observatory), focused on the design and implementation of a hydrogeological model of the Iullemeden Aquifer System. The aquifer, extending through Mali, Niger and Nigeria, is one of the two outmost important groundwater systems in the Niger basin, with groundwater flowing mainly from north to the south.

The Maldives is one of the wonders of the world. Located in the Indian Ocean and made of 1192 coral islands, it is also the world’s lowest lying country. The highest natural point is just 2.4 meters above sea level. Today, one of the main problems for Maldivians is water. And it is likely to get worse with Climate Change.

Launched by NEPAD on 1st Februray, the Call for Expression of Interest for Universities and Research Institutions in Water Sciences to constitute and become members of the AU/NEPAD Central and Eastern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (AU/NEPAD CEANWATCE), is expected to receive Application until next 28th February 2017.

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