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PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond. The focus is on the analysis of marginalised livelihoods in Southern Africa, especially of subsistence and smallholder farmers and farm workers, of coastal and inland artisanal fisheries and fishing communities; and of informal self employment in rural and urban areas. ... [According to site editor's information]
AfWA (formerly Union of African Water Suppliers) aims to enhance co-operation between public and private bodies concerned with water supply and sewage management. It advances the study of economic, technical and scientific matters relating to the water industry.
Newsletters are downloadable. [editors ilissAfrica]
WRCU is a regional Unit in charge of the follow-up and supervision of ECOWAS activities in the domain of water management and implementation of the Regional Action Plan on IWRM in West Africa. The Unit is placed under the supervision of ECOWAS Deputy Executive Secretary in charge of Integration Programs and is localised in Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso.
The objective is the promotion of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) practices, the coordination and follow-up of the Regional Action Plan in order to permit the West African countries to have an operational IWRM Action Plan at their disposal in accordance with ECOWAS statutes, policies and programmes. ... [according to site editor's information]
The mission of the Kenyan Ministry of Water and Irrigation is to assure Integrated Water Resources Management and Development through stakeholder participation to ensure water availability and accessibility to enhance National Development. The website gives access to a number of related documents. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
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]