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NEPAD AFRICAN NETWORKS OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE. Presented by: Mr. Nico Elema Programme Manager: NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence Date: June 2013 AMCOW - Cairo. Objective of this presentation. Guide us to mobilise financial resources for scientific research in the Africa water sector.

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nepad african networks of water centres of excellence
NEPAD AFRICAN NETWORKS OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Presented by: Mr. Nico Elema

Programme Manager: NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence

Date: June 2013

AMCOW - Cairo

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Objective of this presentation

Guide us to mobilise financial resources for scientific research in the Africa water sector

Role of NEPAD Water CoEs…

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the nepad networks of water centres of excellence

The NEPAD Networks of Water Centres of Excellence

Scientific research

to achieve Policy Impact

in the African Water Sector

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Africa’s Research Output

Africa produces < 1% of the world’s scientific output

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science made easy
Science made easy

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our mandate
Our Mandate

The African Ministerial Councils on

  • Science and Technology (AMCOST)
  • and Water (AMCOW)

Authorized the CoE initiative to run under NEPAD’s Office of Science and Technology

(Cairo Resolution, 2006)

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Welcome to Africa

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five regions are defined by the african union
Five regions are defined by the African Union

North Africa

West Africa

East Africa

Central Africa

Southern Africa

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2 existing networks wanwatce sanwatce
2 Existing Networks:WANWATCE / SANWATCE

(WANWATCE)

Western African Network of NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence

(SANWATCE)

Southern AfricaNetwork of NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence (SANWATCE)

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OUR VISION

Will contribute to the improved human and environmental well-being through research and development in water and related sanitation.

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FOCUS AREAS

Own activities and support (CAP-NET; GWP; WaterNet etc.)

Research and Development (includinginfrastructure) through innovation;

Human capacity development;

Outreach through networking; conferences and workshops;

Strategic partnerships and

Financial sustainability.

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INSTITUTIONALISATION

Continental

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INSTITUTIONALISATION

Regional

In Process

Status:

24th WRTC Meeting, Lusaka, Zambia, May 2013

Status:

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CURRENT NETWORK

WANWATCE

  • Current members:
  • University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal) (Hub and secretariat of the Western African network)
  • International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) (Burkina Faso)
  • University of Benin (Nigeria)
  • National Water Resources Institute (Nigeria)
  • Kwame Nkrumah University for Sciences and Technology (Ghana)

West-Africa

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CURRENT NETWORK

SANWATCE

  • Current members:
    • Stellenbosch University (South Africa) – as the Secretariat and hub
    • International Centre for Water Economics and Governance in Africa (Mozambique) - Node
    • University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) - Node
    • University of Western Cape (South Africa) - Node
    • University of Malawi (Malawi) - Node
    • University of Zambia (Zambia) - Node
    • University of Botswana (Botswana) - Node
    • The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR (South Africa) – Node

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DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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the nepad southern african network of water centres of excellence sanwatce
The NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (SANWATCE)

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FOCUS AREAS IN CONTEXT

Institutions to address water sector edu. needs

SADC endorsed Network Institutions

Focus Areas of Network Institutions

Instruments of Network Institutions

SADC Water Educational Sector

FET’s

Short courses

Research &

Development

WaterNet

Colleges

Masters Programme in IWRM

Cap. Dev & Training

Outreach through networking; conferences and workshops

Universities

Water Research Fund of Southern Africa (WARFSA-II)

Research Councils

NEPAD SANWATCE

Strategic Partnership

Strategic Partnership

Financial Sustainability

Financial Sustainability

Other i.e CAP-NET; GWP-SA

Research Projects

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focussed research
FOCUSSED RESEARCH

Knowledge brokering

Networking

Strategic advise

The knowledge value chain

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Achievements

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MANAGEMENT

  • Secretariat
  • Dedicated Programme manager
  • Stellenbosch University is the hub
  • Business Plan 2013-2015
  • Financial Audit of SA-DST funds – end 2012

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sub sahara funding proposals
Sub-Sahara Funding Proposals
  • ACP- 11 Partners (SANWATCE; WANWATCE; EC JRC; ANBO) - €1 Mil
  • DFID/Royal Society 1: Uni Liverpool; Uni Malawi; Cheikh Anta Diop(Senegal); Kwame Nkrumah University for Sciences and Technology (Ghana) - £25,000 (Initial)
  • DFID/Royal Society 2: Uni Leeds; Stellenbosch Uni; Uni Malawi; Uni Kenya - £25,000 (Initial)
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Policy Impact

Sub-Committe (PISC)

  • Policy Impact Sub-Committee
    • Established end 2012 as sub-committee of network
    • Consists of 5 (volunteering) individuals from network institutions
    • Purpose:
      • Provide guidance ito policy impact
      • i.e. Policy briefs

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MARKETING

  • Updated website at www.nepadwatercoe.org
    • Resource for 2,000+ News Articles on Water in Africa
  • Regular Newsletter – 360+ subscribers
  • Daily African News Diary – 600+ subscribers
  • Social Networks:
  • Conferences – MDG (May 2012); WISA (May 2012); AWW (May 2012); WWF; Stockholm (2013) etc.

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WEBSITE

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EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Meetings and discussions with:
    • AfWA; AWS (Formally CREPA); EUWI- Africa Water Focus Group; SADC Water; SADC Water Resources Technical Committee; WaterNet; AMCOW; AMCOST; CAP-NET; WRC; World Youth Water Parliament
    • Pan African Universities
  • Member of
  • UNESCO HOPE Steering Committee

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student support
Student support

Support of 6 students to 2012 WaterNet conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

Support to the Southern African Young Water professional Conference June 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa

output value of ec jrc project
OUTPUT & VALUE OF EC JRC PROJECT
  • Developed SANWATCE and network relationship
  • Developed institutional capacity
  • Culmination of tasks into the Water Resource Country Profiles- to be launched at the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden – Sept. 2013
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Way forward

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MOVING AHEAD:

SANWATCE BUSINESS PLAN

  • Timeframe: 2013-2015
  • Governmental buy-in – SADC ministerial buy-in - WRTC workshop (May 2013, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Mobilise resources
  • Various activities

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MOVING AHEAD

SANWATCE BUSINESS PLAN (2)

  • Bid on project calls:
  • ACP 2013 (€1 Mil)
  • FP7 (in future)
  • Royal Society/DFID
  • Unsolicited project development – work close with NEPAD and SADC

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moving ahead
MOVING AHEAD
  • Official Programme of SADC Water Division
  • NEPAD SANWATCE to oversee and facilitate high level scientific research in SADC water sector
  • Solicit proposal and fund MSc- and PhD research
  • Collaborate with WaterNet annual symposium to facilitate presentation and publication of research
  • Develop fund implementation (mid 2013)
  • Solicit funding
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EXPANDING THE SANWATCE NETWORK

  • At least one institution per SADC Country (15 Countries) – end 2014

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Policy Impact

Sub-Committe (PISC)

  • Policy Impact Sub-Committee
    • Executing objectives of PISC:
    • Create policy briefs from resent research undertaken in 8 member-institutions

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KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Clear vision and objectives as defined in the Business Plan
  • Members-institutions that have bought into the initiative and are active
  • Support from Governments (even need to be expanded)
  • AMCOW & AMCOST & NEPAD and SADC & ECOWAS Support (even need to be utilised more)

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KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Dedicated Programme Management (programme managers and support staff) Leverage funds 1 : 2.33
  • Effective communication and marketing (email; newsletters; daily African water news diary; website; twitter; facebook)
  • Institutionalisation within REC’s (currently in ECOWAS and SADC)
  • Short to medium term Financial sustainability of management (Secretariats)

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how much funding over 5 years
How much funding over 5 years?

Funding is required for 2 levels 5 years

Secretariats – Maintenance of the networks

US$ 2 mil

  • Support for Scientific Research through network members
  • Water Research Funds (Southern and Western Africa (WARFSA & WARWA)
  • Research projects
  • Staff exchanges
  • Networking and conferences

US$ 9.0 mil

TOTAL US$ 11 mil

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requesting amcow amcost support
Requesting AMCOW/AMCOST support

FROM: RESOLUTIONS OF THE INTER-MINISTERIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN AMCOW AND AMCOST ON ESTABLISHING AFRICAN NETWORK OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN WATER SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY - Cairo, 2006

"Encourage AMCOW Ministers to explore the possibility of establishing a special fund in the African Water Facility for supporting the African Network of Centres of Excellence in Water Sciences and Technology Development“

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recommendation

Recommendation

NEPAD Water CoE’s can potentially contribute in information brokerage in AMCOW M&E Programme

If accepted, note in annotated agenda

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Back to my original objective…

Any guidance to mobilise financial resources for scientific

research in the

Africa water

sector?

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Thank you

NEPAD NETWORKS OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

info@nepadwatercoe.org

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National Water Resources Institute, Nigeria