Nexus Region Southern Africa — SADC

The Southern African region represents a wide range of resource and climate contexts with varied supplies of water, food and energy. Each of the fifteen member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a distinct developmental imperative. Integrated planning of water, food and energy sectors and promoting regional cooperation has been considered as a strategy to meet water, energy and food security targets, and to improve natural resource use efficiencies in the region.

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Governance

Conférence // Prévention et gestion des conflits liés à la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l’Ouest: défis et perspectives

Le Service civil pour la paix et le projet Frexus, tous deux mis en œuvre par la GIZ, organisent une conférence internationale sur le thème : « Prévention et gestion des conflits liés à la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l'Ouest : défis et opportunités ». La conférence aura lieu du 12 au 14 novembre 2019 à Niamey, au Niger. La conférence vise à informer et à créer des synergies entre les différents acteurs d'Afrique de l'Ouest et d'ailleurs, en partageant leurs capacités dans...

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Governance

Conference // Prevention and Management of Conflicts linked to the Governance of Natural Resources in West Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

The Civil Peace Service and the Frexus project, both implemented by the GIZ, are organizing an international conference on the theme: “Prevention and management of conflicts related to natural resource governance in West Africa: challenges and opportunities.” The conference takes place between November 12th and 14th 2019 in Niamey, Niger. The conference aims to inform and create synergies between different actors from West Africa and elsewhere, sharing their capacities in the prevention,...

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Governance

Nexus Event // Conclusions de la réunion multidisciplinaire d'experts du lac Tchad sur les moyens d'existence et l'eau

Cet article présente les résultats et les conclusions de la réunion multidisciplinaire d'experts sur le lac Tchad, qui s'est tenue en février 2019 à La Haye, Pays-Bas. La réunion multidisciplinaire s'est concentrée sur le développement de l'eau et des moyens de subsistance dans la région du lac Tchad, ainsi que sur la stabilisation à long terme visant à traiter les causes profondes du conflit.

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Governance

Nexus Event // Conclusions of the Lake Chad Multidisciplinary Expert Meeting on Livelihoods and Water

This article presents the outcomes and conclusions of the Lake Chad Multidisciplinary Expert Meeting, which took place in February 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The multidisciplinary meeting focused on water and livelihood development in the Lake Chad region, as well as long-term stabilisation aimed at addressing root causes of conflict.

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Peace and conflict

Projet Nexus// Améliorer la sécurité et la résilience au changement climatique dans les contextes fragiles à travers le Nexus Eau-Energie - Sécurité Alimentaire (Frexus), au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad.

Le cercle vicieux rareté-concurrence-conflits-instabilité qui pèse actuellement sur de nombreuses communautés du Sahel peut se transformer en un cercle vertueux de résilience-gestion durable des ressources-coopération-sécurité. Pour y parvenir, le projet Frexus promeut des approches intersectorielles et intégrées pour la gestion des ressources naturelles, au sein des communautés locales confrontées aux conséquences de la rareté des ressources et aux impacts du changement climatique. Frexus...

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Capacity Building

Nexus Workshop // Workshop on Water, Peace and Security, Bamako (Mali), 2nd-4th of July 2019

This article presents the results of the workshop on water, peace and security, Bamako, Mali, 2-4 July 2019. The workshop was facilitated by the GIZ FREXUS project, as part of the formal collaboration with the Partnership for Water, Peace and Security (WPS).

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Peace and conflict

Project // Improving Security and Climate Resilience in a fragile Context through the Water-Energy and Food Security Nexus (Frexus)

The Frexus project fosters cross-sectoral and integrated approaches in resource management, within local communities in Mali, Niger and Chad that are faced with the consequences of resource scarcity and climate change. The vicious cycle of resource scarcity, competition, conflict and instability currently challenging many communities, can be turned into a virtuous cycle of resilience, sustainable resources management, cooperation and security. Frexus (Nexus in Fragile contexts) aims at providing...

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Governance

Publication // What-If: An Open-Source Decision Support Tool for Water Infrastructure Investment Planning within the Water–Energy–Food–Climate Nexus

By Raphaël Payet-Burin, Mikkel Kromann, Silvio Pereira-Cardenal, Kenneth Marc Strzepek and Peter Bauer-Gottwein. This paper presents a new open-source hydro-economic optimization model, incorporating in a holistic framework, representations of the water, agriculture, and power systems. The model represents the joint development of Nexus related infrastructure and policies and evaluates their economic impact, as well as the risks linked to uncertainties in future climate and socio-economic...

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Peace and conflict

Policy Brief // Water, Peace and Security Mali Policy brief August 2019 by Wetlands International

Water infrastructure must be ‘conflict-sensitive’ and coordinated between ministries representative of all stakeholders if future escalation of violence in Mali is to be avoided, according to a policy briefing from the Water, Peace and Security initiative, written by Wetlands International.

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Capacity Building

Atelier Nexus // Atelier sur l’Eau, la Paix et de la Sécurité, Bamako (Mali), du 2 au 4 Juillet 2019

Cet article présente les résultats de l'atelier sur l'eau, la paix et la sécurité, Bamako (Mali), 2-4 juillet 2019. L'atelier a été facilité par le projet GIZ FREXUS, dans le cadre de la collaboration formalisée avec le Partenariat pour l'Eau, la Paix et la Sécurité (WPS).

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