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NEPAD SOUTHERN AFRICAN NETWORK OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE. Mr. Nico Elema Programme Manager for the South Africa Network for Water Centers of Excellence Date: 15 October 2012 To: International Workshop – EC-JRC. Steering Committee Meeting – Gaborone, Botswana 2012. Our Mandate.

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nepad southern african network of water centres of excellence
NEPAD SOUTHERN AFRICAN NETWORK OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Mr. Nico Elema

Programme Manager forthe South Africa Network forWater Centers of Excellence

Date: 15 October 2012

To: International Workshop – EC-JRC

our mandate
Our Mandate

The African Ministry Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) and - Water AMCOW has taken forward this initiative through the NEPAD Office of Science and Technology (OST) – Cairo Resolution, 2006)

AMCOW

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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OUR VISION

The NEPAD SANWATCE will contribute to the improved human and environmental well-being through research and development in water and sanitation.

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OBJECTIVES

Research and Development through innovation;

Human capacity development;

Outreach through networking; conferences and workshops;

Strategic partnerships and

Financial sustainability.

our focus area
OUR FOCUS AREA

Knowledge brokering

Networking

Strategic advise

The knowledge value chain

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MANAGEMENT

  • Interim Steering Com meetings November 2009; May 2010 (Sub-Com); April 2010; February 2011; June 2012
  • Appointment of Programme Manager – Sept 2011
  • Stellenbosch University is the hub
  • Financial Audit of SA-DST funds – end 2012
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CURRENT NETWORK

  • Current members:
    • Stellenbosch University (South Africa) – as the 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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STAFF

  • Programme Manager appointed at secretariat
  • Supported by staff of Stellenbosch University – Admin; Finances; Contracts
  • At least one representative at each of the 8 nodes
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DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • EC JRC PROJECT – €460,003
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – R120,000 (with WRC)
  • SA-Dept Science and Technology –
  • R3 million (2010-2012)
  • TOTAL €760,000
  • Highly likely - SA-Dept Science and Technology –
  • R3 million (2013-2015) (approximately €300,000)
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PHYSICAL FACILITIES

  • Stellenbosch University is the hub
  • Supported by systems and infrastructure of Stellenbosch University – Admin; Finances; Contracts
  • Nodes at member institutions
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ADMINISTRATION

  • NEPAD SANWATCE Secretariat
  • NEPAD SANWATCE Steering Committee
  • NEPAD OST – Prof AggreyAmbali
  • SA-DST – Support for the network; secretariat and Business Plan development.
  • Reporting at AMCOW meetings (Johannesburg, Sept 2011 and Cairo, March 2012)
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MARKETING

  • Updated website at www.nepadwatercoe.org
    • Resource for 800+ News Articles on Water in Africa
  • Regular Newsletter – 360+
  • Daily African News Diary – 454+
  • Active twitter; Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Conferences – MDG (May 2012); WISA (May 2012); AWW (May 2012); WWF
  • Brochure
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EXPANDING THE NETWORK

  • Expand to include at least one institution per SADC Country (15 Countries) – end 2014
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EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Meetings and discussions with:
    • AfWA; 2iE; AWS (Formally CREPA); EU- Africa Water Focus Group; SADC Water; SADC Water Resources Technical meeting; Waternet; AMCOW; CAP-NET; WRC.
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MOVING AHEAD :BUSINESS PLAN

  • Timeframe: 2013-2015
  • Various activities
  • Projected budget requirement :
  • €3,29 mil (US$3.95 mil)