African water: supporting African involvement in the EU framework programme
conference contributionposted on 2012-06-28, 14:17 authored by H. Houghton-Carr, A. Crowfoot, Julie Fisher, K. Karar, N. Pieterson, N. Runnalls, Ian Smout, T. Zipper
Water researchers in developing countries have yet to take full advantage of the funding and collaborative research opportunities presented by the EU Framework Programme. There are a variety of reasons for this, such as insufficient information and a lack of previous experience. The African Water initiative aims to increase the involvement of African water researchers through a range of activities including communication and dissemination, capacity building and development, and complementary initiatives. The project has demonstrated that there is a demand for such sector-specific support activities. However, African Water is a small component of a much larger process of partnership between the developed and the less-developed countries of the world, involving many different European and African organisations working across political, institutional and technical domains, and complementing the wide range of actions already being undertaken.
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