ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. The centre strives to rationalize scientific and technological information to enable African countries make effective policy choices for improved living standards. ACTS works with partners and networks including academic and research institutions, national governments, UN bodies, regional and international processes and NGOs. ACTS' research and capacity building activities are organised in five programmatic areas:
* Biodiversity and Environmental Governance;
* Energy and Water Security;
* Agriculture and Food Security;
* Cross-Cutting Issues; and
* Science and Technology Literacy.
Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). ... [according to site editor's information]
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) consists of hydro-power generation in Lesotho in conjunction with the provision of water supplies to the RSA. The Objectives of the Project are:
i) To provide revenue to Lesotho by transferring water from the catchment of the Senqu/Orange river in Lesotho to meet the growing demand for water in the RSA's major industrial and population centres
ii) To generate hydro-electric power for Lesotho in conjunction with the water transfer
iii) To promote the general development of the remote and underdeveloped mountain regions of Lesotho,
iv) To provide the opportunity to undertake ancillary developments such as the the provision of water for irrigation and potable water supply.
Numerous documents and reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]