The global climate change supplemented by population rise has serious implications on water resources present in African continent. Countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Somalia, Malawi etc. faces water scarcity and the situation is getting worse due to urbanization and change in life style. According to WWF, by 2025, nearly 50 percent of Africa’s predicted population will face water stress situation. CSEs African water programme supported by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Regional has extensive spread and varieties of engagements with many stakeholders in order to amend and relieve the current situation. The broad objectives can be summarized as follows:
Make available collated, classified and structured environmental information in an easy-to-access format.
Create wide awareness about the challenges of environment and development.
Build alliances and create forums to facilitate information flows and learning within the region on key environmental issues.
Build capacities in society to understand and deal with environmental problems.
The Africa water programme focuses on selected countries in Africa through experience sharing workshops to identify gaps and challenges in urban water management and complement it later by capacity building in the region through tailor made training programmes. CSE signed Memorandum of Understanding with Kenya Water Institute, Kenya; Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda; Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Rwanda; Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Ghana; Water Research Commission, South Africa to strengthen South-South network and conducted a series of capacity building trainings, supported strategy workshop followed with roundtable meetings to develop a long term partnership. The purpose of these events is to understand about status of water and waste water management in African countries and deliver need-based training, research and knowledge dissemination.
Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director (Programme Coordinator)
Phone: (91) (11) 29955124, 29956110, (Ext. 286) Fax: (91) (11) 29955879
Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager (Programme Monitoring)
Phone: (91) (11) 29955124, 29956110, (Ext. 257)
Fax: (91) (11) 29955879