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The national baseline study reports for the project are here!

Ethiopia - Baseline Report

Kenya - Baseline Report

Mozambique - Baseline Report

Zimbabwe - Baseline Report

 

N.B.: We are in the process of compiling the regional baseline study which will be made available to you shortly.

Unlocking the Potential of Rainwater – Full proceedings of the International Symposium 2015 in Ethiopia

The Symposium was organized by ICRAFRAINthe Southern and Easter Africa Rainwater Network (SearNet)IFAD and AFRHINET. The two week event had the objective of unlocking the potential of rainwater harvesting in its broadest sense and aimed to demonstrate the importance of rainwater harvesting

 

The Press Release
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (July 17, 2015) — Rainwater harvesting can have a huge impact on climate resilience, food security, hygiene and sanitation. At a recent meeting in Addis Ababa, the participants put together a Declaration that calls on policy makers, donors and practitioners to acknowledge the positive effects that rainwater harvesting can have on water supply, climateresilience, food security and well-being.

From the 1st of June until the 12th of June 2015, the first International Rainwater Harvesting Symposium was held in Ethiopia.

The Symposium was organized by ICRAF, RAIN, the Southern and Easter Africa Rainwater Network (SearNet), IFAD and AFRHINET. The two week event had the objective of unlocking the potential of rainwater harvesting in its broadest sense and aimed to demonstrate the importance of rainwater harvesting with respect to the following:

  • Climate Variability and Change: negative impact on smallholder farmers and possible solutions;
  • Food security: the importance of rainwater harvesting and small-scale irrigation; and
  • WASH: household water security through rainwater harvesting

To read more about the Symposium, click here.

 

Figur5 ethiFigure3 ethi
                Working group at the Writeshop             Participants at the High Level Policy Discussion Event   
 
Author and Source of the images:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Junior Programme Officer at the World Agroforestry Centre – ESAf (ICRAF)

The AFRHINET project team in Kenya had the opportunity to attend the WHaTeR (“Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited") Synthesis Workshop from 5th to 6th May 2015 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

IMG 20150506 100303

One of the main objectives of the workshop was to discuss, gather feedback and disseminate the WHATER project results to multiple stakeholders at local and international levels. In addition, it was also intended to formulate and integrated policy recommendations into policy briefs consisted with policy objectives of the EU and states of sub-Saharan Africa.
 
During the first day of the workshop, the main objectives and activities of the AFRHINET project were promoted and disseminated among all the participants of the workshop. In addition, the AFRHINET and the WHATER projects used this opportunity to agree on a joint action plan in order to further cooperate together beyond the project partnership. Specifically, the WHATER project is interested to be part of the research and technology-transfer centers and the transnational AFRHINET network as well as to take part in the information sharing on this topic in the coming years in Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
 
In addition, both projects will work to take part in the following activities:
  • joint learning, documentation and dissemination on the use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation and its link with the revisited water harvesting technologies identified during the WHATER project. In addition,
  • make the connections between the members of our mutual networks
  • cooperate in the implementation of demonstration efforts, technology transfer centres and dissemination events in Ethiopia and Kenya, but also in other countries where we work in East and West Africa, in particular Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • joint development of follow-up activities beyond the AFRHINET and WHATER projects

2015 The European Year for Development (EYD 2015)

EYD2015

2015 is a landmark year for international aid and development as the Millennium Development Goals come to their conclusion. Based on these, the world will come together to agree on a new course of action and post-2015 development.

The EYD2015 aims to inform EU citizens about the results that the EU has achieved and will continue to achieve in international aid and development. In addition, the event aims at fostering direct involvement, critical thinking and active interest of EU citizens and stakeholders relative to development cooperation and also raising awareness of the advantages of these cooperations, and consequently, in the process creating a sense of joint responsibility, solidarity and opportunity in an increasingly interdependent world.

For more information, please visit the link below:

https://europa.eu/eyd2015/en/content/get-involved

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find below the AFRHINET project’s first Newsletter. This first issue provides an introduction about the main goals and activities of the project. It also highlights the initiatives undertaken during the first year to contribute towards meeting the project goals.

We sure hope you enjoy this first edition and we look forward to your feedback or comments.

Write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy Reading!

Files:
The AFRHINET Newsletter
[Date: 31.03.2015, File size: 865.34 KB, Hits: 891]

 

Poster
[Date: 02.02.2015, File size: 1.04 MB, Hits: 1210]

The AFRHINET project has been promoted as a chapter of the book: "Sustainable Water Use and Management - Examples of New Approaches and Perspectives. Series: Green Energy and Technology"
- Leal Filho, Walter, Sümer, Vakum

Now available via Springer.com at http://www.springer.com/environment/pollution+and+remediation/book/978-3-319-12393-6

Enjoy the read!

3rd Call for Papers

Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation and Resilience: Approaches, Methods, Tools and Projects

Prof. Walter Leal (Germany) and Josep de Trincheria (Germany)

The multi-dimensional resilience enhancing effects of rainwater harvesting are increasingly recognized, yet there is no comprehensive review of such effects. Food and water scarcity have negative economic impacts and exacerbate poverty for millions of people, especially in rural arid and semi-arid drylands. One of its main causes is the extended dependence on rainfed agriculture in regions where the rainfall pattern is erratic and unreliable. However, despite the fact that some solutions such as the use of rainwater as supplementary irrigation may be at hand, there is still a clear need to better understand the working principles and practical use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation.

The main aim of the book is to collate and make easily available the most important knowledge on two innovative disciplines: rainwater harvesting and its multi-dimensional impacts on resilience, and rainwater harvesting and its use for supplementary irrigation. The book, which will be published by a leading international publisher, will provide a state-of-the-art description of approaches, methods, research, and outcomes of projects and actions in these two fields of knowledge. It will also provide a comprehensive compilation of experiences and case studies from across the world.

Expressions of interest for papers from researchers and practitioners dealing with one or more of the following issues highlighted below are now being sought. The abstracts must initially consist of 1000 words and include all contact details of the authors. In addition, the abstracts should clearly explain their contribution and findings/arguments. The chapters of the book are expected to revolve around the potential of rainwater harvesting for resilience enhancement and supplementary irrigation at local, regional and international level. Specifically:

  • Multi-dimensional links between RWH and resilience: water security, groundwater recharge, WASH, desertification, food security, climate variability, income generation, self-supply, ecosystem services, etc.
  • Multi-dimensional links between RWH and small-scale irrigation
  • State-of-the-art methods and approaches
  • Theoretical and practical working principles and implementation
  • Multi-dimensional constraints (biophysical, technical, economic, etc.) and impacts (livelihood, socio-economic, environmental)
  • Replication and transferability potential
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Case studies, on-going projects and replicable experiences

Other relevant themes may also be accepted, and interested authors are warmly encouraged to contact the editors and seek advice.  The deadline for submissions of the 1000-word abstracts is 11th May 2015. Abstracts should be sent by the above deadline to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further details on submissions and format will be discussed with the authors whose extended abstracts have been accepted. If you are interested to contribute, please confirm your interest by sending an email to the email stated above.

 

1st International Dissemination and Promotion Event of the AFRHINET project will take place on 25th February 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The ARHINET project focuses on building capacities through setting up of technology transfer centres, imparting knowledge for the purpose of adopting of rainwater harvesting storage technologies for small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.

The dissemination and promotion event aims at forming an intricate nexus between the relevant parties such as scientific institutions, stakeholders, small scale businesses/ micro-enterprises, government and non-governmental organisations, for the purpose of cooperation and exchange of information, know-how and experiences in the field of Rainwater harvesting irrigation for improved food-security and poverty alleviation.

In addition, at the event, baseline studies will be presented and discussed, and the transnational network and the research and transfer centres officially established.

 

International Networking and Dissemination Workshop - 25th February 2015
[Date: 26.01.2015, File size: 0 B, Hits: 1107]

 

Please find below the presentations held by different members from the partner countries:

Afrhinet Zimbabwe1
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 739.85 KB, Hits: 897]

Afrhinet - Caroline
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 2.17 MB, Hits: 854]

Eng. Onchoke - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 1.74 MB, Hits: 991]

Ethiopia - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 6.56 MB, Hits: 1169]

Gibson Kiragu - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 1.41 MB, Hits: 1165]

Josep and Petersen - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 2.84 MB, Hits: 1044]

Josep de Trincheria - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 1.14 MB, Hits: 927]

Kenya - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 408.02 KB, Hits: 895]

Mozambique - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 6.53 MB, Hits: 912]

SearNet - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 945.06 KB, Hits: 997]

Dissemination Workshop Report
[Date: 05.05.2015, File size: 1.09 MB, Hits: 999]

 

 

AFHRINET

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  • Events

AFHRINET

  • News
  • Events

The national baseline study reports for the project are here!

Ethiopia - Baseline Report

Kenya - Baseline Report

Mozambique - Baseline Report

Zimbabwe - Baseline Report

 

N.B.: We are in the process of compiling the regional baseline study which will be made available to you shortly.

Unlocking the Potential of Rainwater – Full proceedings of the International Symposium 2015 in Ethiopia

The Symposium was organized by ICRAFRAINthe Southern and Easter Africa Rainwater Network (SearNet)IFAD and AFRHINET. The two week event had the objective of unlocking the potential of rainwater harvesting in its broadest sense and aimed to demonstrate the importance of rainwater harvesting

 

The Press Release
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (July 17, 2015) — Rainwater harvesting can have a huge impact on climate resilience, food security, hygiene and sanitation. At a recent meeting in Addis Ababa, the participants put together a Declaration that calls on policy makers, donors and practitioners to acknowledge the positive effects that rainwater harvesting can have on water supply, climateresilience, food security and well-being.

From the 1st of June until the 12th of June 2015, the first International Rainwater Harvesting Symposium was held in Ethiopia.

The Symposium was organized by ICRAF, RAIN, the Southern and Easter Africa Rainwater Network (SearNet), IFAD and AFRHINET. The two week event had the objective of unlocking the potential of rainwater harvesting in its broadest sense and aimed to demonstrate the importance of rainwater harvesting with respect to the following:

  • Climate Variability and Change: negative impact on smallholder farmers and possible solutions;
  • Food security: the importance of rainwater harvesting and small-scale irrigation; and
  • WASH: household water security through rainwater harvesting

To read more about the Symposium, click here.

 

Figur5 ethiFigure3 ethi
                Working group at the Writeshop             Participants at the High Level Policy Discussion Event   
 
Author and Source of the images:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Junior Programme Officer at the World Agroforestry Centre – ESAf (ICRAF)

The AFRHINET project team in Kenya had the opportunity to attend the WHaTeR (“Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited") Synthesis Workshop from 5th to 6th May 2015 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

IMG 20150506 100303

One of the main objectives of the workshop was to discuss, gather feedback and disseminate the WHATER project results to multiple stakeholders at local and international levels. In addition, it was also intended to formulate and integrated policy recommendations into policy briefs consisted with policy objectives of the EU and states of sub-Saharan Africa.
 
During the first day of the workshop, the main objectives and activities of the AFRHINET project were promoted and disseminated among all the participants of the workshop. In addition, the AFRHINET and the WHATER projects used this opportunity to agree on a joint action plan in order to further cooperate together beyond the project partnership. Specifically, the WHATER project is interested to be part of the research and technology-transfer centers and the transnational AFRHINET network as well as to take part in the information sharing on this topic in the coming years in Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
 
In addition, both projects will work to take part in the following activities:
  • joint learning, documentation and dissemination on the use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation and its link with the revisited water harvesting technologies identified during the WHATER project. In addition,
  • make the connections between the members of our mutual networks
  • cooperate in the implementation of demonstration efforts, technology transfer centres and dissemination events in Ethiopia and Kenya, but also in other countries where we work in East and West Africa, in particular Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • joint development of follow-up activities beyond the AFRHINET and WHATER projects

2015 The European Year for Development (EYD 2015)

EYD2015

2015 is a landmark year for international aid and development as the Millennium Development Goals come to their conclusion. Based on these, the world will come together to agree on a new course of action and post-2015 development.

The EYD2015 aims to inform EU citizens about the results that the EU has achieved and will continue to achieve in international aid and development. In addition, the event aims at fostering direct involvement, critical thinking and active interest of EU citizens and stakeholders relative to development cooperation and also raising awareness of the advantages of these cooperations, and consequently, in the process creating a sense of joint responsibility, solidarity and opportunity in an increasingly interdependent world.

For more information, please visit the link below:

https://europa.eu/eyd2015/en/content/get-involved

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find below the AFRHINET project’s first Newsletter. This first issue provides an introduction about the main goals and activities of the project. It also highlights the initiatives undertaken during the first year to contribute towards meeting the project goals.

We sure hope you enjoy this first edition and we look forward to your feedback or comments.

Write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy Reading!

Files:
The AFRHINET Newsletter
[Date: 31.03.2015, File size: 865.34 KB, Hits: 891]

 

Poster
[Date: 02.02.2015, File size: 1.04 MB, Hits: 1210]

The AFRHINET project has been promoted as a chapter of the book: "Sustainable Water Use and Management - Examples of New Approaches and Perspectives. Series: Green Energy and Technology"
- Leal Filho, Walter, Sümer, Vakum

Now available via Springer.com at http://www.springer.com/environment/pollution+and+remediation/book/978-3-319-12393-6

Enjoy the read!

3rd Call for Papers

Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation and Resilience: Approaches, Methods, Tools and Projects

Prof. Walter Leal (Germany) and Josep de Trincheria (Germany)

The multi-dimensional resilience enhancing effects of rainwater harvesting are increasingly recognized, yet there is no comprehensive review of such effects. Food and water scarcity have negative economic impacts and exacerbate poverty for millions of people, especially in rural arid and semi-arid drylands. One of its main causes is the extended dependence on rainfed agriculture in regions where the rainfall pattern is erratic and unreliable. However, despite the fact that some solutions such as the use of rainwater as supplementary irrigation may be at hand, there is still a clear need to better understand the working principles and practical use of rainwater for small-scale irrigation.

The main aim of the book is to collate and make easily available the most important knowledge on two innovative disciplines: rainwater harvesting and its multi-dimensional impacts on resilience, and rainwater harvesting and its use for supplementary irrigation. The book, which will be published by a leading international publisher, will provide a state-of-the-art description of approaches, methods, research, and outcomes of projects and actions in these two fields of knowledge. It will also provide a comprehensive compilation of experiences and case studies from across the world.

Expressions of interest for papers from researchers and practitioners dealing with one or more of the following issues highlighted below are now being sought. The abstracts must initially consist of 1000 words and include all contact details of the authors. In addition, the abstracts should clearly explain their contribution and findings/arguments. The chapters of the book are expected to revolve around the potential of rainwater harvesting for resilience enhancement and supplementary irrigation at local, regional and international level. Specifically:

  • Multi-dimensional links between RWH and resilience: water security, groundwater recharge, WASH, desertification, food security, climate variability, income generation, self-supply, ecosystem services, etc.
  • Multi-dimensional links between RWH and small-scale irrigation
  • State-of-the-art methods and approaches
  • Theoretical and practical working principles and implementation
  • Multi-dimensional constraints (biophysical, technical, economic, etc.) and impacts (livelihood, socio-economic, environmental)
  • Replication and transferability potential
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Case studies, on-going projects and replicable experiences

Other relevant themes may also be accepted, and interested authors are warmly encouraged to contact the editors and seek advice.  The deadline for submissions of the 1000-word abstracts is 11th May 2015. Abstracts should be sent by the above deadline to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further details on submissions and format will be discussed with the authors whose extended abstracts have been accepted. If you are interested to contribute, please confirm your interest by sending an email to the email stated above.

 

1st International Dissemination and Promotion Event of the AFRHINET project will take place on 25th February 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The ARHINET project focuses on building capacities through setting up of technology transfer centres, imparting knowledge for the purpose of adopting of rainwater harvesting storage technologies for small-scale irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.

The dissemination and promotion event aims at forming an intricate nexus between the relevant parties such as scientific institutions, stakeholders, small scale businesses/ micro-enterprises, government and non-governmental organisations, for the purpose of cooperation and exchange of information, know-how and experiences in the field of Rainwater harvesting irrigation for improved food-security and poverty alleviation.

In addition, at the event, baseline studies will be presented and discussed, and the transnational network and the research and transfer centres officially established.

 

International Networking and Dissemination Workshop - 25th February 2015
[Date: 26.01.2015, File size: 0 B, Hits: 1107]

 

Please find below the presentations held by different members from the partner countries:

Afrhinet Zimbabwe1
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 739.85 KB, Hits: 897]

Afrhinet - Caroline
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 2.17 MB, Hits: 854]

Eng. Onchoke - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 1.74 MB, Hits: 991]

Ethiopia - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 6.56 MB, Hits: 1169]

Gibson Kiragu - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 1.41 MB, Hits: 1165]

Josep and Petersen - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 2.84 MB, Hits: 1044]

Josep de Trincheria - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 1.14 MB, Hits: 927]

Kenya - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 408.02 KB, Hits: 895]

Mozambique - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 6.53 MB, Hits: 912]

SearNet - Afrhinet
[Date: 20.04.2015, File size: 945.06 KB, Hits: 997]

Dissemination Workshop Report
[Date: 05.05.2015, File size: 1.09 MB, Hits: 999]

 

 

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