Virtual 2 Open Special Session
Oct 29, 2020 11:10 AM - 01:15 PM(Africa/Harare)
20201029T1110 20201029T1315 Africa/Harare Water-Energy-Food Nexus Tools to support sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in SADC and MENA regions

Background: The "Water-Energy-Food Nexus Toolkit (WEF-Tools) to support sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in water scarce regions" project is led by IHE Delft and supported by the IHE Delft Partnership Programme for Water and Development (DUPC2). The DUPC2 projects aim at providing tangible contributions to solving water and development challenges by equipping and empowering people and organisations in collaboration with partners, thus bringing together knowledge and experience from different perspectives. DUPC2 supports a large number of partnership activities on education and training and research and innovation. The programme also aims to create synergies and further collaboration between activities and partners. The WEF nexus approach is at the forefront of development approaches in these regions and the WEF-Tools project supports this development operating from local to inter-regional scale. 

Introduction: WEF-Tools aims at supporting 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 as System Dynamics Models (SDMs) and identification ...

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Background: The "Water-Energy-Food Nexus Toolkit (WEF-Tools) to support sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in water scarce regions" project is led by IHE Delft and supported by the IHE Delft Partnership Programme for Water and Development (DUPC2). The DUPC2 projects aim at providing tangible contributions to solving water and development challenges by equipping and empowering people and organisations in collaboration with partners, thus bringing together knowledge and experience from different perspectives. DUPC2 supports a large number of partnership activities on education and training and research and innovation. The programme also aims to create synergies and further collaboration between activities and partners. The WEF nexus approach is at the forefront of development approaches in these regions and the WEF-Tools project supports this development operating from local to inter-regional scale. 


Introduction: WEF-Tools aims at supporting 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 as System Dynamics Models (SDMs) and identification of indicators for the assessment of different scenarios, management strategies, ultimately, providing decision-makers with feasible development pathway options. Through these case studies, WEF-Tools will provide a structured knowledge base, simulation tools, dashboards, and a composite nexus index which will be co-developed, tested, validated, and refined through interactive collaboration with stakeholders. The toolkit is intended to support the development of short-, medium- and long- term strategies for sustainable natural resource management and to inform policy and practice at river basin as well as local, national, and regional levels. The project`s outcomes will provide a means for government ministries, NGOs and development agencies to assess progress towards relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDGs 2, 6, and 7. Thus, WEF-Tools is aimed at supporting policymakers across these sectors to make decisions which support environment, economy, and WEF security developments

Objective of the session: This special session aims at introducing the WEF-Tools project, its approach, case studies, progress to date, and to solicit input from interested parties. This session will provide an opportunity for external stakeholders to meet and contribute to the project activities and for discussion around WEF-related issues in the SADC region.




Co-Director: Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems
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University of KwaZulu-Natal
Moderator Water-Energy-Food Nexus tools session
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Contributor
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Technical Director
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Jones & Wagener
Postdoc Researcher, IHE Delft
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Moderator
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WaterNet
Prof. Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi
Co-Director: Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems
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University of KwaZulu-Natal
Technical Director
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Jones & Wagener
Senior Lecturer
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IHE Delft
Moderator Water-Energy-Food Nexus tools session
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Technician on water and sanitation
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Water Research Institute,Mozambique
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