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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]
The mandate of the WRC of South Africa is is to support water research and development as well as the building of a sustainable water research capacity. The WRC serves as the country's water-centred knowledge hub leading the creation, dissemination and application of water-centred knowledge, focusing on water resource management, water-linked ecosystems, water use and waste management and water utilisation in agriculture.
A multitude of publications is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; 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]
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]
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]