Water centres of excellence in Africa

Water centres of excellence in Africa

Shortage of skills has been a major constraint to Africa’s progress in science, technology and innovation. Due to low investment in research and development, Africa ranks low in global competitiveness and productivity. The EU together with UNESCO supports, among others, the initiative “NEPAD Networks of Centres of Excellence on Water Science” aimed at the development and enhancement of the scientific and technical knowledge on water issues in Africa. More than twenty Research Centers and Universities across the continent are cooperating with regional policy makers to support decision making process with sound scientific evidences on water issues.

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Speakers

Introduction:

Aurelie GODEFROY, Deputy Head of Unit – DG DEVCO Unit C.2 – Environment, Natural Resources, Water

 

Presentations:

Cesar CARMONA MORENO, Senior Expert – DG JRC Unit D.2 – Water and Marine Resources

Paolo RONCO, Scientific Officer – DG JRC Unit D.2 – Water and Marine Resources

Murray BIEDLER, Programme Officer – UNESCO Liaison Office of Brussels