News

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 Nexus Water-Energy-Food Security 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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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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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Research Forum // The Water and Energy Nexus within a Trans-boundary Context: Middle Eastern and North American Perspectives

The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel are holding a one day Research Workshop (November 1) and a one day public Symposium (November 2) at York University on “The water and energy nexus within a trans-boundary context: Middle Eastern and North American perspectives”.

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Country Profiles

Nexus Country Profiles for the Niger Basin

The country profiles are developed in the frame of the Nexus Dialogue Programme, jointly funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany. The country profiles for the Niger basin cover Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.

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Country Profiles

Profil de pays Nexus // Benin

L’économie du Benin repose sur trois piliers: l’agriculture vivrière, la production du coton et le commerce régional. Cependant, le développement économique et la croissance démographique mettront pression sur les déjà fragiles ressources naturelles. Donc, une analyse Nexus est pertinente pour identifier les différents secteurs et leurs interactions.

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Country Profiles

Profil de pays Nexus // Burkina Faso

Le Burkina Faso dépend énormément de l’agriculture pour le bien-être de ses habitants. L’augmentation de la productivité pourrait améliorer la situation de 80% de la population en augmentant la sécurité alimentaire et les bénéfices pour les producteurs. Conséquemment, des projets d’irrigation et un degré de mécanisation plus élevé sont nécessaires. Ceci sans réduire l’accès à l’eau potable et à l’énergie de la population ainsi qu’en minimisant les effets négatives sur l’environnement. Pour ça,...

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Country Profiles

Profil de pays Nexus // Cameroun

Le Cameroun est un pays richement doté en ressources naturelles (pétrole et gaz, bois précieux et minerais) et agricoles (café, coton, cacao, maïs et manioc). La mise en oeuvre d’un programme de développement des infrastructures, ainsi que des interventions visant à dynamiser l’agriculture et la sylviculture, ont largement contribué au maintien d’une croissance solide. Cependant, le pays fait face à des défis externes tels que le changement climatique, l’insécurité régionale et la fluctuation...

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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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