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NEXUS Knowledge


NEXUS in Practice

by Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Government of Mali

by Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS)

NEXUS Resources

29 Oct 13


A 21st Century Marshall Plan for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Developing Countries

This paper aims to create a new paradigm for U.S. foreign policy, in picking up the idea of the riginal Marshall plan and transmitt its idea on developing countires. The general thought is that the U.S.’s vast resources should be used to extinguish extreme poverty and establish a infrastructure for clean energy and water. Only then developing countries will gain freedom and democracy and will be able to experience econonmic growth and public health.

20 Dec 12


Drinking Water as a Priority Use of Water in the Context of International Investments in Agriculture - the Case of Savé, Benin (FR)

held by Dr. Alassane Baba-Moussa, Water and Sanitation Expert, Benin, at the African Dialogue on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Nairobi

19 Mar 12

Case Studies

Water, Food & Energy Nexus

A collection of case studies on the NEXUS presented by CGIAR’s Challenge Programm, the EDF Groupe and the World Water Council on the WWF6

Recent NEXUS Events

29 Nov 12


The African Union and the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) are convening a High-level African Dialogue on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Nairobi, Kenya on November 29, 2012.

NEXUS in the Media

19 Mar 14


3 Countries To Watch Climate Change In Action

Climate change will affect all countries but some are already affected. Their specific problems and answers to climate change and the water-energy-food security nexus is well worth a close look

10 May 12

Solar Energy Brings Food, Water, and Light to West Africa

It’s long been established doctrine in international development circles that diesel engines are the most cost-effective tools for pumping water and powering villages. But Robert Freling has been turning that doctrine on its head. The executive director of the Washington-based Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), Freling has proven that solar power can be more economical than internal combustion engines, if the cost-benefit analysis looks beyond the short term.


  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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