COVID-19 and the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Africa: Evidence from Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania

By Oludare Sunday Durodola, Victo Nabunya, Margaret Sima Kironde, Chinedu Miracle Nevo, Joash Bwambale. This study aims to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the access to water, energy, and food as well as to identify innovations in water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices and examine the current policy interventions in Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania. […]

RFA Information – Global Research Challenges for Development (GRCD) Award

This Request for Applications (RFA) on Global Research Challenges for Development (GRCD) is issued by the Long-term Assistance and Services for Research: Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine (LASER PULSE) at Purdue University. LASER PULSE is a five-year activity implemented by a consortium comprising Purdue University (lead institution), the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, Makerere University, […]

WEF Nexus Initiative in Africa Joins International Consortium that received a Belmont Forum project Grant- Theory of Change Observatory on Disaster Resilience (TOCO-DR)

The Belmont Forum is a partnership of national funding organizations and international science councils to promote International transdisciplinary research on global environmental change.  This consortium is funded under the DR3 Call on Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience. The international consortium is led by Dr. Mathew Kurian who conceptualized the project while heading the Capacity Development […]

Water Energy Food (WEF) Winter School for Southern Africa

Achieving water, energy, and food (WEF) security is a priority for southern Africa, especially under unfavorable climate change, increasing urbanization, population growth and advanced degradation of ecosystems. Since 2011, when the WEF nexus first came to prominence, various southern African actors have been championing it at multiple levels. There has been progress in building a […]

Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants | Round 12 Request for Proposals on Food Security and Nutrition

Funding Call Details Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020 Call Release date:  October 27, 2020  Call submission deadline:  December 4, 2020 at 23:59hrs East African Time The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), created through a partnership between the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) welcome proposals to address a new Grand Challenge: Promoting and facilitating […]

72nd Annual New Year School and Conference

School of Continuing and Distance Education University of Ghana, Legon Call for papers 72nd Annual New Year School and Conference Theme: Building Ghana in the face of Global Health Crisis Introduction The Annual New Year School and Conference is organised by the School of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana, Legon as its flagship […]

Position for a researcher on Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus and GIS modelling to join the Future Energy research Program at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

DescriptionIn the context of the H2020 funded project LEAP-RE – RE4AFAGRI (Long-Term Joint EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy) and potentially other projects, the “Future Energy” research Program of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (project leader partner) is seeking a Researcher to work in the areas on Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus and GIS modelling. The […]


START advances knowledge and action on issues including land-use/land-cover change, biodiversity, agriculture and food security, urbanization, human health, water resource management, and climate change. They work globally, connecting experts and organizations across countries and regions, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia. START’s e-newsletter offers the latest on our research innovations solving global change […]

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Toolkit (WEF-Tools)

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Toolkit (WEF-Tools) is developed to support sustainable socio-economic development in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The project is focused on five case studies and follows an approach that proceeds from conceptual mapping of the nexus system to the development of quantitative tools such […]

Water Innovations Lab Global (WIL Global 2020)

Members from WEF Nexus in Africa consortium participated in a recent Water Innovations Lab Global (WIL Global 2020), a program designed and delivered by Canadian non-profit, Waterlution. Waterlution provides young adults, across 5 continents, an exceptional training and leadership skill-building opportunity to collaborate around two overarching themes, Coastal Community Resilience and Water Energy Food Nexus. Sixteen […]