Joint Workshops on tools for planning, scenarios and policy analysis of the water-energy-land nexus for equitable development in rural Africa.
RE4AFAGRI project and World Resources Institute (WRI) are organizing a series of capacity building activities to support African researchers, analysts and policy makers on a range of topics relating to the water-energy-land nexus and rural development.
The first week-long capacity building activities will be held in Addis Ababa, 16-20th October 2023 and will convene approximately 30 participants from across sub-Saharan Africa. The week consists of two workshops (agenda below).
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Workshop coordination and hosting – IIASA & WRI
Funding support, gratefully acknowledged – European Commission, IIASA, WRI, World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP), Science Granting Councils Initiative, South Africa National Research Foundation, Ethiopian Ministry Science & Technology, Kenya National Research Fund, National Science and Technology Council
Workshop and training course delivery – IIASA, WRI, World Bank ESMAP, University of Cape Town, Politecnico di Torino
Funding and Realization
IIASA is an international research institute that advances systems analysis and applies its research methods to identify policy solutions to reduce human footprints, enhance the resilience of natural and socioeconomic systems, and help achieve the sustainable development goals.
IIASA is co-host and coordinator of the event, participant in the LEAP-RE and RE4AFAGRI projects and through the Innovation and Bridging Grants Fund, financially supporting the attendance of 25 participants. The LEAP-RE project is co-financed by the European Commission & IIASA.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that has been working in Africa for more than 30 years, supporting local partners and Africa governments to advance forest protection, landscape restoration and sustainable cities.
WRI is co-host and coordinator of the event, at the WRI offices in Addis Abeba, and will deliver training on WRI tolls including the Energy Access Explorer.
The Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Member Organization (SSARMO) includes 17 African countries* who are participating in the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa – a multi-partner, multi-institutional initiative established in 2015 aimed at strengthening institutional capacities of Science Granting Councils in the region.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa has coordinated with the council members of the SGCI for fund the attendance of 12 participants from Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia.
ESMAP is a partnership between the World Bank and 24 partners to help low and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth through sustainable energy solutions. ESMAP's analytical and advisory services are fully integrated within the World Bank's country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector.
Staff from World Bank ESMAP will deliver training on the Global Electrification Programme OnSSET model and are financially supporting the attendance of 12 participants.
RE4AFAGRI is an H2020-funded project within the LEAP-RE EU-AU initiative framework. As a consortioum of 8 African and European organizations, we advance state-of-the-art of energy-water nexus modelling in rural areas of developing countries to bridge the current gap between large-scale and local-scale frameworks and agricultural and electrification modelling.
Online info session and Q&A
Wednesday 17th May, 1300-1400 Central European Time (GMT+2)
We hosted a one hour online information and Q&A session in advance of the application deadline. There was an overview of the capacity building workshops followed by a Q&A session.
30 November 2023 IIASA
06 December 2023 Vienna, Austria and online
11 December 2023 online AND the Japanese Pavilion at the COP28