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1 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

2 Guide us to mobilise financial resources for scientific research in the Africa water sector Objective of this presentation Role of NEPAD Water CoEs…

3 The NEPAD Networks of Water Centres of Excellence Scientific research to achieve Policy Impact in the African Water Sector

4 Africas Research Output Africa produces < 1% of the worlds scientific output

5 Science made easy

6 Background and Objectives of the NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence

7 Our Mandate The African Ministerial Councils on Science and Technology (AMCOST) and Water (AMCOW) Authorized the CoE initiative to run under NEPADs Office of Science and Technology (Cairo Resolution, 2006)

8 Welcome to Africa

9 Five regions are defined by the African Union Southern Africa North Africa East Africa Central Africa West Africa

10 2 Existing Networks: WANWATCE / SANWATCE Western African Network of NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence (WANWATCE) Southern Africa Network of NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence (SANWATCE) (SANWATCE)

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

12 FOCUS AREAS Own activities and support (CAP-NET; GWP; WaterNet etc.) 1.Research and Development (including infrastructure) through innovation; 2.Human capacity development; 3.Outreach through networking; conferences and workshops; 4.Strategic partnerships and 5.Financial sustainability.

13 INSTITUTIONALISATIONContinental

14 INSTITUTIONALISATIONRegional Status: Status: In Process 24 th WRTC Meeting, Lusaka, Zambia, May 2013

15 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

16 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

17 DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

18 The NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (SANWATCE)

19 Institutions to address water sector edu. needs FOCUS AREAS IN CONTEXT WaterNet NEPAD SANWATCE Cap. Dev & Training Research & Development Research & Development Outreach through networking; conferences and workshops Strategic Partnership Financial Sustainability Strategic Partnership Financial Sustainability

20 FOCUSSED RESEARCH High end research (PhD, Post Doc, Staff exchange) Entry level research (MSc, Hons, B&Mtech) Post graduate courses Higher education FET Primary education Knowledge brokering Networking Strategic advise The knowledge value chain

21 Achievements

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

23 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)

24 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 Policy Impact Sub-Committe (PISC)

25 MARKETING Updated website at 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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29 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

30 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

31 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

32 Way forward

33 MOVING AHEAD: SANWATCE BUSINESS PLAN Timeframe: Governmental buy-in – SADC ministerial buy-in - WRTC workshop (May 2013, Lusaka, Zambia) Mobilise resources Various activities

34 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

35 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

36 EXPANDING THE SANWATCE NETWORK At least one institution per SADC Country (15 Countries) – end 2014

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

38 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)

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

40 How much funding over 5 years? Funding is required for 2 levels 5 years Secretariats – Maintenance of the networks Support for Scientific Research through network members Water Research Funds (Southern and Western Africa (WARFSA & WARWA) Research projects Staff exchanges Networking and conferences Support for Scientific Research through network members Water Research Funds (Southern and Western Africa (WARFSA & WARWA) Research projects Staff exchanges Networking and conferences US$ 2 mil US$ 9.0 mil TOTAL US$ 11 mil

41 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

42 Recommendation NEPAD Water CoEs can potentially contribute in information brokerage in AMCOW M&E Programme If accepted, note in annotated agenda

43 Any guidance to mobilise financial resources for scientific research in the Africa water sector? Back to my original objective…

44 THANK YOU NEPAD NETWORKS OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE THANK YOU NEPAD NETWORKS OF WATER CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE National Water Resources Institute, Nigeria


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