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1 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

2 Steering Committee Meeting – Gaborone, Botswana 2012

3 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

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

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

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

7 OBJECTIVES 1.Research and Development through innovation; 2.Human capacity development; 3.Outreach through networking; conferences and workshops; 4.Strategic partnerships and 5.Financial sustainability.

8 OUR FOCUS AREA 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT EC JRC PROJECT – €460,003 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – R120,000 (with WRC) SA-Dept Science and Technology – R3 million ( ) TOTAL €760,000 Highly likely - SA-Dept Science and Technology – R3 million ( ) (approximately €300,000)

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

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

15 MARKETING Updated website at 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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18 @NEPADWater

19 EXPANDING THE NETWORK Expand to include at least one institution per SADC Country (15 Countries) – end 2014

20 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.

21 MOVING AHEAD :BUSINESS PLAN Timeframe: Various activities Projected budget requirement : €3,29 mil (US$3.95 mil)

22 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

23 EC-JRC Project Milestone 1 TASKDUE DATE LEAD INSTITUTION STATUS JLP 1.1 SURVEY ON REQUIREMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND WITHIN TRAININGS FOR PRACTITIONERS IN THE WATER SECTOR End Feb. 2012SUCompleted JLP 1.2. STUDY ON HOW THE CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE COULD BETTER ADDRESS SECTOR EXPERTISE FOR CONSULTANCY AND ADVOCACY NEEDS FOR WATER SECTOR End Feb. 2012SUCompleted KM 2.1 ANALYSIS OF THE AQUAKNOW USERS AND POLICY MAKERS End Feb. 2012UBotswana; UWC;Completed SUBMIT DELIVERABLE 1 TO JRC due end Feb. 2012

24 EC-JRC Project Milestone 2 TASKDUE DATE LEAD INSTITUTION STATUS KM2.2 DEVELOPING A LIST OF ACTIONS AND CHANNELS FOR THE DISSEMINATION AND DISSEMINATION MATERIAL Mid March 2012UZambia Report completed and at EC JRC for review JLP 1.3 PREPARATION OF MECHANISMS FOR DIALOGUE, AWARENESS RAISING AND COACHING ELEMENTS Mid April 2012UWC Report completed and at EC JRC for review KM2.3 PRODUCE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL, LINKED WITH AQUAKNOW PLATFORM AND DEVELOPMENT OF COURSES End September 2012 M Biedler In progress SUBMIT DELIVERABLE 2 TO JRC end September 2012

25 EC-JRC Project Milestone 3 TASKDUE DATELEAD INSTITUTIONSTATUS JLP 1.4 CONSULTATIVE PLANNING SEMINAR in Botswana June 2012UBotswana Workshop completed. Reporting to be completed JLP 1.5 FINAL DESIGN OF THE SEMINARS AND TRAININGS Mid to end September 2012CSIR In progress – Final stages of design JLP 1.6TRAINING/SEMINARS  Workshop in Zambia (Beginning to mid Sept 2012)  Workshop in Malawi (Beginning to mid Nov 2012)  Workshop in Botswana (Beginning to mid Feb 2013)  Workshop in Mozambique (Beginning to mid October 2012)  Workshop in SA (Beginning to mid March 2013) April 2012 Nov 2012 Feb 2013 October 2012 March 2013 ALL JLP 1.7 PROCEEDINGS AND FEEDBACK MATERIAL FROM THE TRAININGS/SEMINARS Sept 2012 – March 2013 during 1.6 training seminars SU JLP 1.8 AMCOW AND SADC REPORTS Date to be determined by AMCOW SU KM2.4 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP October 2012 UMalawi In progress KM 2.5 E-CONFERENCE AND THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE E-CONFERENCE Early to mid Nov 2012SU In progress

26 EC-JRC Project Milestone 4 TASKDUE DATE LEAD INSTITUTION STATUS CONTRACTUAL REPORTS After each task All completed by April 2013 SU SUBMIT DELIVERABLE 4 TO JRC due end April 2013 PROJECT CONCLUDEJune 2013


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