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Africa is one of the region’s most in need of innovative solutions for tackling water and climate change-related challenges; yet many parts of Africa are also suffering from the lack of water-related skills and capacity as well as wide-spread institutional fragmentation. The AfriAlliance project aims to better prepare Africa for future climate change challenges by having African and European stakeholders work together in the areas of water innovation, research, policy, and capacity development.
Rather than creating new networks, the 16 EU and African partners in this project, lead by UNESCO-IHE, will consolidate existing ones, consisting of scientists, decision makers, practitioners, citizens and other key stakeholders, into an effective, problem-focused knowledge sharing mechanism. This will be coordinated by means of an innovation platform: the Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate.
• Demand-driven Action Groups
• Identifying and matching social innovation and research needs
• Enhancing Knowledge Sharing and Technology Transfer
• Improving Monitoring and Forecasting of Water and Climate Challenges
• Dissemination and Outreach

For more information on the project please visit the AfriAlliance website.

AfriAlliance is lead by UNESCO-IHE (Project Director: Dr. Uta Wehn) and will run from 2016 to 2021. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689162.

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