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;

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

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.

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Les résultats des discussions durant l’atelier scientifique peuvent être résumés de manière suivante :

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.

  

Atelier scientifique MEKROU

15-17 Février 2017

NIAMEY, NIGER

 

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