In Africa, multiple demands coupled with large human capacity gaps prevent equitable access to the supply and the sustainable management of water resources. Optimal solutions are to be developed by reinforcing local resources rather than using external expertise. This remains a challenge for many African institutions. This session aims to identify constraints, bringing knowledge, solutions and case studies on how to fill capacity gaps in the sector. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre and UNESCO are engaged with the African Network of Centers of Excellence on Water Sciences to push research, advisory and advocacy support using local resources in medium- to long-term efforts to strengthen and coherently develop Africa's water sector.
Water science and capacity development: Empowering people to leave no one behind
Empowering people to help themselves and others achieve fair and sustainable prosperity in Africa
Reducing inequalities: a catalyst for economic growth, poverty reduction, and ensuring that no one is left behind
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 to 11:15