1st Water Energy Food (WEF) Nexus Winter School for Southern Africa

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 26-30 July 2021 Achieving water, energy and food (WEF) securities is a priority for southern Africa, especially under unfavorable climate change, increasing urbanization, population growth, and advanced ecosystems degradation. Achieving WEF securities will require a collaborative and inclusive approach, which considers the interconnections and interdependencies between the three sectors. Since 2011, when […]

A Review of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus Research in Africa

Abstract: Notwithstanding the dispersed nature of the water, energy and food (WEF) nexus scholar- ship in the African continent, its strategic importance to the African agenda has gained widespread attention in research and planning circles. In this regard, the bibliometric science mapping and content analysis of the WEF nexus scientific publication trends, the conceptual, intellectual and […]

KALRO Launches Drought Resistant Rice, Doubles Basmati Yield

By George Munene The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has launched a new rice variety, Komboka, that promises farmers to double the yields of presently available cultivars. It is drought-resistant, needing less water to grow which makes it possible to be grown in untraditional rain-fed lowland regions. The new rice variety developed in […]

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 […]