AfriAlliance - a network of solutions for local needs in water & climate cooperation
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On Friday 8 December, the Horizon 2020 AfriAlliance project presented the results of its first 18 months of activity during a lunchtime conference at the External Cooperation Infopoint in Brussels.
AfriAlliance (Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate) aims to better prepare Africa for future climate change challenges by having African and European stakeholders and networks work together in the areas of water innovation, research, policy, and capacity development. Africa-EU cooperation is being taken to a practical level, with approaches for identifying, matching and selectively implementing solutions for local needs.
Rather than creating new networks of stakeholders, the 16 EU and African partners are consolidating existing ones – consisting of scientists, decision makers, practitioners, citizens and other key stakeholders – into an effective, problem-focused knowledge-sharing mechanism.
As presented during the lunchtime conference, topic-specific Action Groups have been launched with the aim of having public authorities, business representatives, local communities, and other typologies of stakeholders share and discuss knowledge, expertise and solutions. Inputs from the Action Groups as well as the outcome of the other activities (workshops, conferences, stakeholder analysis, etc.) carried out in the context of the project are then put together and combined in an innovation platform, the Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate. Some of these inputs are also displayed in the so-called Social Innovation Factsheets, which want to highlight innovation opportunities for scientists, NGOs, large companies and SMEs, and policy-makers.
More information: https://afrialliance.org/