UPGro at Africa Water Week

Next week is Africa Water Week (http://africawaterweek.com/6/) , the event that happens every two years that brings Africa governments together to discuss and share experiences on all aspects of water management and WASH, and provides an interface with the latest innovation and research.

If you are attending then please do join RWSN and UPGro partners, UNICEF, IRC, Skat, USAID/WALIS, MWE, Africa GW Network in the following sessions:

Strengthening national capacities for WASH sector learning

 Sub-theme 1: 2nd Technical session – Tuesday 19 July 2016 | 09:00 – 10:30 hrs

 Convenor: IRC

Lead Person: Erma Uytewaal

Co-convenors: Africa Joint WASH learning initiative members: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), Programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau), UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNICEF-WCARO), Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) and African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)

This will include:

  1. The story of emerging African groundwater movements

Kerstin Danert, Skat Foundation and Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN); and Moustapha Diene, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal and Africa Groundwater Network (AGWNet)

Effectively Reviewing National Sector Performance – Lessons learned and the way forward

 Sub-theme 1: 8th Technical session – Wednesday  20 July 2016 | 14:00 – 15:30 hrs

 Convenor: Skat

Lead Person: Dr Kerstin Danert

Co-convenors: The World Bank, Ministry of Water & Environment (Uganda), WaterAid UK,

You can download the World Bank research report and learning note (also in French) from: http://rural-water-supply.net/en/resources/details/757

Climate resilience and the water-energy nexus in East and Southern Africa

Sub-theme 2: Technical session – Wednesday  20 July 2016 | 09:00 – 10:30 hrs

Convenor: Grantham Institute on Climate Change & Environment, LSE

Lead Person: Prof Declan Conway

This session will overlap work being done by UPGro and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), including researcher, Prof Japhet Kashaigili, Sokoine University of Agriculture (GroFutures project).

Also Side Events of interest:

  • Groundwater Governance and SDGs  – UNESCO IHP
  • Groundwater management in the Lake Chad Basin – an overview about approaches, activities and results by the Lake Chad Basin Organization and its member states
  • Understanding   Human Rights Based Approach to Implementing Goal 6 – End Water Poverty, WaterAid, WSSCC and  KEWASNET
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