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Dialogue Régional Bassin du Niger // Atelier National d’Appropriation de l’Approche Nexus Eau-Energie-Sécurité Alimentaire

Par Paloukoussoukoukou Karamoa. Le Niger, pays enclavé du Sahel étendue une superficie de plus de 1,2 million de km², subit de plein fouet les sévères conséquences du changement climatique. Des sécheresses de plus en plus graves entraînent une insécurité alimentaire de plus en plus grande. Afin de soutenir l'État Nigérien dans ses efforts de résilience, la société civile, avec l’appui technique des diverses organisations gouvernementales et le concours financier de la Coopération Allemande et de...

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Regional Dialogue Niger Basin // National Workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Approach

By Paloukoussoukou Karamoa. Niger, a landlocked country in the Sahel covering an area of more than 1.2 million km², is suffering the full impact of severe consequences of climate change despite its enormous renewable energy potential. Increasingly severe droughts, are leading to more and more food insecurity. In order to support the Nigerien state in its efforts to be resilient, civil society organisations have conducted a national workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus approach. The...

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Nexus Investment // "The water, energy and food security is at the heart of Central Asia's socio-economic development."

On 12 October 2018, the third meeting of the Nexus Regional Steering Committee dedicated to the development of a portfolio of investment projects to foster water, energy and food security in Central Asia was held in Astana. Representatives of the Executive Committee of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, basin organizations, national ministries and agencies responsible for water, land management, energy and economic development and experts from all five Central Asian countries...

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Innovative Municipal Solid Waste Management Training on Maximum Yield Technology (MYT)

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse and Rashane Sala Ngarm (The Urban Nexus Project). When it comes to solid waste treatment, most cities in Asia face similar problems, such as increasing amounts of waste. To find solutions for these challenges, GIZ conducted the "Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus" workshop to introduce the Maximum Yield Technology - a mechanical biological treatment technology that has proved successful in Germany and is applicable to the Asian context.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

International Conference // Water Science for Impact

Water Science for Impact will focus on water quality and quantity in the broadest sense. The conference brings together leaders in science, policy, and the public and private sectors to examine water science from a multidisciplinary perspective. Water science is crucial to expanding our understanding of water quality and quantity related issues that humankind encounters. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus is one of the key topics of the conference.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Nexus Forum // The Inaugural Penn State University Food, Energy and Water Nexus Forum

The Inaugural Penn State University Food, Energy and Water Nexus Forum is a knowledge and resource exchange platform that brings together academia, the private sector, development partners and the public sector - in an intergovernmental, all-of-Government approach - to address development challenges in the systems in which food, energy and water are nested. The FEW Nexus addresses primary resources required by all sectors and works to foster the responsible use of resources with consideration to...

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Capacity Building

Curso Internacional en Sistemas de Bombeo // Bolivia se Capacita en Sistemas de Bombeo para Irrigación y Otros Usos

En Bolivia, muchas regiones se encuentran afectadas por la falta de agua y el limitado acceso a servicios modernos de energía. Cuando las tecnologías tradicionales de bombeo alcanzan sus límites técnicos, los medios habituales de bombear agua para riego son las bombas de gasolina o diésel. Con el fin de promover la energía solar como un suministro energético seguro y ecológicamente, el Programa Nexo Bolivia junto con los Ministerios de Medio Ambiente y Agua, así como de Desarrollo Rural y...

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Seminars

Training // Advanced School on Water Energy Food Nexus

The Advanced School on Water-Energy-Food Nexus will help graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers to analyse complex systems by understanding the societal, economic and environmental impacts involved in decisions regarding technology innovation and policies design. They will learn different assessment methods, modelling techniques and risk analysis to apply them individually or in combination to research projects, decision-making process or policy development.

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Resource

Nexus Project Bolivia // Working together to develop the water, energy and food security sectors

The contradictory development objectives for water, energy and food security in Bolivia generate conflicts of interest between ministries, and also between authorities and institutions in the provinces and municipalities: each institution wants to support especially its sector, be it water, energy or rural. For this reason, planning is needed that transcends different sectors, such as that sought by governments at the national and local levels.

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Le Barrage de Fomi // Potentiel pour Un Projet d’Intérêt Commun

Cet article explique comment le projet de barrage de Fomi, qui a récemment regagné le monumentum, marque une grande opportunité d'intégrer l'approche Nexus dans le processus de planification comme un outil d'aide à la décision. Situé en Haute Guinée, à la tête du bassin du Niger et dans une zone aride affectée par le changement climatique et l'insécurité, la construction du barrage de Fomi poserait à la fois de nombreux risques et défis ainsi que des opportunités de développement, non seulement...

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Projects

Programa Nexo Bolivia // Desarrollo integral de los sectores Agua, Energía y Seguridad Alimentaria

Los objetivos de desarrollo contradictorios para el agua, la energía y la seguridad alimentaria en Bolivia generan conflictos de intereses entre los ministerios, y también entre las autoridades e instituciones en las provincias y municipios: cada institución quiere apoyar especialmente a su sector, ya sea agua, energía o rural. Por esta razón, es necesaria una planificación que trascienda los diferentes sectores, como el que buscan los gobiernos a nivel nacional y local.

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Le Delta Intérieur du Niger // Enjeux Nexus au Cœur du Sahel

Malgré une richesse exceptionnelle en ressources et une longue histoire de recherche et de travaux pour protéger le Delta intérieur du Niger, cette région fait face à une multitude de défis. Cet article explore les conflits existants, les différents besoins d'utilisation des ressources, et les effets du changement climatique. Il étudie également les possibilités de l'approche Nexus dans la région.

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Media

IPP Media //

Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Getting Credit for Solar // Partnering up to launch finance for smallholder irrigation

By Samwel Tobiko of Juhudi Kilimo, and Genia Sokolova. In Kenya, 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from agriculture, yet the share of agricultural finance in national credit is below 5 percent. Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based microfinance institution, aims to address unmet demand for agricultural lending by focusing on rural smallholder farmers. Juhudi, through its Juhudi Labs division, recently joined with Winrock to launch one of the first credit facilities for solar...

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Media

Bangkok Post // Saving the Planet, Making Profit: A 'Nexus' Approach

Asean has put together an ambitious sustainable development agenda with its 2025 community vision. It has also played an important role in shaping the United Nations 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda. If the 17 SDGs are achieved, this will combine with the impact of global trends such as climate change to intensify the competition for resources -- energy, water, raw materials and land.

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