AfriAlliance Informed Consent Policy

The AfriAlliance consortium appreciates your interest in the AfriAlliance project. You might be involved in a number of ways. These include interactions via the AfriAlliance online platform, online surveys and various events (such as roadshows, conferences, bridge events, workshops, etc.). Your participation in AfriAlliance activities is voluntary and you have the right to refuse to participate and to withdraw your participation at any time without any consequences.

The AfriAlliance project may maintain certain personal information about you as part of our general project activities (such as your address and contact details, educational background, areas of expertise). We have become aware of this information in a number of ways - directly from you, from others or over time through our relationship with you - and may receive and/or retain it in various forms (whether in writing, electron-ically, verbally or otherwise).

We use this information for a variety of project-related purposes only. For example, we need this information to identify participants for the AfriAlliance events, the AfriAlliance Action Groups, for expert interviews and workshops, etc. For interviews and focus group discussions, personal data will be kept in a protected file, separate from the users' anonymised responses. You can rest assured that we will not use your personal information for commercial purposes. We take steps to ensure that your personal data is stored safely.

If you participate in AfriAlliance events, your name, organisational affiliation and email address may be distributed and made available to other participants. This is necessary to achieve the main objective of AfriAlliance: for African and European stakeholders to work together in the areas of water innovation, research, policy, and capacity development in order to increase the preparedness of Africa for future Climate Change vulnerabilities.

With the information present above, your informed consent is taken as a given (de facto ‘opt in’), unless you indicate otherwise. If you wish to retract your personal data, please identify yourself and contact us via email: afrialliance@un-ihe.org.