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.

News, Events and Resources

Videos

Video // Dr. Kenneth Msibi on GWP's Impact in the SADC Region

Dr. Kenneth Msibi is a Water Policy and Strategy Expert with Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). He describes the impact of GWP's work in the region - through the collaboration with with SADC - and gives the example of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach.

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Videos

Video // Kidanemariam Jembere on the process behind the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach

Technical Advisor Kidanemariam Jembere describes the work process behind the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach that GWP Southern Africa is implementing together with Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

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Videos

Video // Phera Ramoeli on the SADC Collaboration with GWP Southern Africa on the Water-Eneryg-Food Nexus

Phera Ramoeli is Senior Programme Officer in charge of transboundary water management and Head of the Water Division of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). In this video clip he describes the GWP-SADC collaboration on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Approach.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Potential Applications and Lessons Learned from Africa // Outcomes from the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Session at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

By Kidanemarian Jembere and Isabel Pasternack. Africa’s sustainable development largely depends on goods and services derived from its environment and natural resources. As Africa pursues sustainable growth pathways and structural transformation, the management of natural capital and most importantly water, land and energy resources, is critical.

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News

Second Nexus Executive Steering Committee Meeting // Supporting Regions, Countries and Cities

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Tina Schmiers. The second Executive Steering Committee Meeting of the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme took place in Brussels on the 1-2 Mar 2018. The general objective of the meeting was to present the outcomes and impacts of the activities within the different regional dialogues, to discuss challenges and common issues as well as to find entry points and synergies to improve and strengthen cooperation and collaboration among the different regions...

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Fact Sheets

Nexus Fact Sheet // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus and its on-the-ground operationalisation

Starting in 2014, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) started to implement Nexus Regional Dialogue activities. This included five regional dialogues and Nexus Resource Platform as faciliation and dissemination tool.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Sustainability in the Food-Water-Ecosystem Nexus // The Role of Land Use and Land Cover Change for Water Resources and Ecosystems in the Kilombero Wetland, Tanzania

By Constanze Leemhuis, Frank Thonfeld, Kristian Näschen, Stefanie Steinbach, Javier Muro, Adrian Strauch, Ander López, Giuseppe Daconto, Ian Games and Bernd Diekkrüger. Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) has a significant impact on water resources and ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). On the basis of three research projects we aim to describe and discuss the potential, uncertainties, synergies and science-policy interfaces of satellite-based integrated research for the Kilombero catchment,...

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News

Nexus in Southern Africa // SADC countries attending the Sadc Water, Energy Ministers meeting in Swazi

Swaziland PM opens 36th Joint Meeting of SADC Ministers of Energy and Water, ahead of Resource Mobilisation and Energy Investment Forum, on 11 July 2017

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Capacity Building

Nexus Capacity Building // First Joint Field Study within the APPEAR Project CapNex

Students and scientists from the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K), Makerere University and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) visited the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi River Basin (SMMRB) in Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda for a joint scientific expedition.

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Capacity Building

Nexus Capacity Building // CapNex Project Kick-off at Makerere University

The kick-off meeting of the APPEAR-funded academic partnership project CapNex took place at the board room of the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda from 31st of January - 1st of February.

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