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The AFRHINET Project conducted a baseline study to assess the capacity needs, potential and market oriented products in rainwater harvesting irrigation management. The methodology of this study used a combination of in-depth desktop literature reviews on rainwater harvesting and small-scale irrigation and in-depth interviews with relevant institutions and individuals. As part of this process a validation workshop was organised where the study findings were presented and discussed. The discussions afforded an exchange of knowledge and experience among the stakeholders and expert groups.

For more information, please click on the link below

http://afrhinet.uonbi.ac.ke/node/234

The AFRHINET project is being promoted as a chapter of a book, which will afford a comprehensive compilation of experiences and case studies from across the world, illustrating by means of state-of-the-art methods and research, as to how rainwater resources can effectively be used for small-scale irrigation.

For a summarised version about the AFRHINET project, click here to view our flyer!

The virtual Transfer and Technology Centres are currently under construction and will be established in each of the partner countries by October 2015.

The virtual centres serve as a virtual platform to foster the transfer of innovative know-how and experiences in the field of RWHI among academia, scientists, practitioners, policy-makers and local communities

 

What to expect from the VTTCs?

The virtual centres are expected to contribute to a better capitalisation and dissemination of innovative research and know-how. The centres are meant to act as focal points for bridging institutional, administrative and policy-making levels as well as linking science and technology actors with local businesses, NGO’s and local communities.

The final aim of the virtual centres is to contribute to achieving a greater market-oriented use of innovative research resources in sub-Saharan Africa and all over the world.

The Research and Technology-Transfer Centres for RWHI aim to inter-link local and regional research institutes, business/micro-enterprises, non-governmental and public bodies, and policy makers, and serve as central point in order:

  • To capitalize, disseminate and implement knowledge and innovations
  • To align the research activities of academic and scientific institutions to the market needs
  • To foster cooperation between S&T communities, businesses/micro-enterprises, and other private, non-governmental and public institutions
  • To provide technical/management support and consultancy services to the business, non-governmental and public sectors
  • To offer information and capacity-building activities

 The specific aims of the centres are:

  • To assist the transfer and adoption of innovative know-how and experiences and interlink relevant actors in the field of RWHI and the use of rainwater harvesting for water and food security
  • To foster the exchange of knowledge and technologies and encourage sharing een relevant stakeholders from the academia, scientists, practitioners, policy-makers and local communities
  • To facilitate the integration of RWHI into the market and national and regional agricultural, irrigation and water management policies.

The main rationale of this set of activities revolve around the premise that by means of showing local communities, academic and scientific institutions, businesses/micro-enterprises, and non-governmental and public organisations that implementing innovative RWHI projects for improved food security and poverty alleviation is feasible.

The main activities to take place within this set of actions are as it follows:

  • Feasibility Study of viable RWHI projects:
  • National/Regional Dialogue: Round-tables and information events
  • Demonstration of innovative RWHI management
  • Capacity Building for Local Communities
  • Organisation and conduction of study visits linked to project activities
  • Best-practices compilation

Research and technology-transfer centres are set-up in order to serve as hubs of knowledge and expertise in the field of RWHI and sustainable agricultural management in the rural dryland areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

These technology transfer centres will afford improved capitalisation and dissemination of innovative and effective RWHI management practices.

The main activities taking place within these centres are as follows:

  • Establishment of research and technology-transfer centres at each of the partner institutions
  • Implementation of technology-transfer pilot projects
  • Development of a local and regional research and technology-transfer strategy in the field of RWHI for the partner institutions
  • Formulation of RWHI policy-guidelines and a market-oriented framework at national and local level
  • Final recommendation and transnational reporting

A core activity of the AFRHINET project are:

The development of self-replicable capacities on RWHI management, a two-phase capacity-building programme, focusing on the scientific and theoretical basis, and the technical and practical implementation of RWHI management. In addition, advanced training materials complemented by practical experiences and lessons learnt will be developed and published.

The main capacity-building activities to take place are:

  • focusing on the scientific and theoretical dimension of RWHI; project management and funding, for multipliers (S&T communities, businesses/micro-enterprises, and other private, non-governmental and public institutions) (phase 1)
  • Organisation and conduction of an advanced capacity-building and train-the-trainer programme in RWHI (focusing on the technical capacity to practically implement RWHI, for multipliers) (phase 2)
  • Series of publications for international recognised journals
  • Development of advanced training materials in the field of RWHI at national and regional level (sub-Saharan Africa and ACP countries)
    • Focus on the scientific and theoretical dimension (phase 1)
    • Focus on the technical and practical dimension (phase 2)
    • Focus on the local communities (farmers, local entrepreneurs, women and youth)

The AFRHINET factsheet has been published.

The AFRHINET project started with a regional kick-off meeting that took place on the 12th of May 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

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The AFRHINET Project conducted a baseline study to assess the capacity needs, potential and market oriented products in rainwater harvesting irrigation management. The methodology of this study used a combination of in-depth desktop literature reviews on rainwater harvesting and small-scale irrigation and in-depth interviews with relevant institutions and individuals. As part of this process a validation workshop was organised where the study findings were presented and discussed. The discussions afforded an exchange of knowledge and experience among the stakeholders and expert groups.

For more information, please click on the link below

http://afrhinet.uonbi.ac.ke/node/234

The AFRHINET project is being promoted as a chapter of a book, which will afford a comprehensive compilation of experiences and case studies from across the world, illustrating by means of state-of-the-art methods and research, as to how rainwater resources can effectively be used for small-scale irrigation.

For a summarised version about the AFRHINET project, click here to view our flyer!

The virtual Transfer and Technology Centres are currently under construction and will be established in each of the partner countries by October 2015.

The virtual centres serve as a virtual platform to foster the transfer of innovative know-how and experiences in the field of RWHI among academia, scientists, practitioners, policy-makers and local communities

 

What to expect from the VTTCs?

The virtual centres are expected to contribute to a better capitalisation and dissemination of innovative research and know-how. The centres are meant to act as focal points for bridging institutional, administrative and policy-making levels as well as linking science and technology actors with local businesses, NGO’s and local communities.

The final aim of the virtual centres is to contribute to achieving a greater market-oriented use of innovative research resources in sub-Saharan Africa and all over the world.

The Research and Technology-Transfer Centres for RWHI aim to inter-link local and regional research institutes, business/micro-enterprises, non-governmental and public bodies, and policy makers, and serve as central point in order:

  • To capitalize, disseminate and implement knowledge and innovations
  • To align the research activities of academic and scientific institutions to the market needs
  • To foster cooperation between S&T communities, businesses/micro-enterprises, and other private, non-governmental and public institutions
  • To provide technical/management support and consultancy services to the business, non-governmental and public sectors
  • To offer information and capacity-building activities

 The specific aims of the centres are:

  • To assist the transfer and adoption of innovative know-how and experiences and interlink relevant actors in the field of RWHI and the use of rainwater harvesting for water and food security
  • To foster the exchange of knowledge and technologies and encourage sharing een relevant stakeholders from the academia, scientists, practitioners, policy-makers and local communities
  • To facilitate the integration of RWHI into the market and national and regional agricultural, irrigation and water management policies.

The main rationale of this set of activities revolve around the premise that by means of showing local communities, academic and scientific institutions, businesses/micro-enterprises, and non-governmental and public organisations that implementing innovative RWHI projects for improved food security and poverty alleviation is feasible.

The main activities to take place within this set of actions are as it follows:

  • Feasibility Study of viable RWHI projects:
  • National/Regional Dialogue: Round-tables and information events
  • Demonstration of innovative RWHI management
  • Capacity Building for Local Communities
  • Organisation and conduction of study visits linked to project activities
  • Best-practices compilation

Research and technology-transfer centres are set-up in order to serve as hubs of knowledge and expertise in the field of RWHI and sustainable agricultural management in the rural dryland areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

These technology transfer centres will afford improved capitalisation and dissemination of innovative and effective RWHI management practices.

The main activities taking place within these centres are as follows:

  • Establishment of research and technology-transfer centres at each of the partner institutions
  • Implementation of technology-transfer pilot projects
  • Development of a local and regional research and technology-transfer strategy in the field of RWHI for the partner institutions
  • Formulation of RWHI policy-guidelines and a market-oriented framework at national and local level
  • Final recommendation and transnational reporting

A core activity of the AFRHINET project are:

The development of self-replicable capacities on RWHI management, a two-phase capacity-building programme, focusing on the scientific and theoretical basis, and the technical and practical implementation of RWHI management. In addition, advanced training materials complemented by practical experiences and lessons learnt will be developed and published.

The main capacity-building activities to take place are:

  • focusing on the scientific and theoretical dimension of RWHI; project management and funding, for multipliers (S&T communities, businesses/micro-enterprises, and other private, non-governmental and public institutions) (phase 1)
  • Organisation and conduction of an advanced capacity-building and train-the-trainer programme in RWHI (focusing on the technical capacity to practically implement RWHI, for multipliers) (phase 2)
  • Series of publications for international recognised journals
  • Development of advanced training materials in the field of RWHI at national and regional level (sub-Saharan Africa and ACP countries)
    • Focus on the scientific and theoretical dimension (phase 1)
    • Focus on the technical and practical dimension (phase 2)
    • Focus on the local communities (farmers, local entrepreneurs, women and youth)

The AFRHINET factsheet has been published.

The AFRHINET project started with a regional kick-off meeting that took place on the 12th of May 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

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