AfriAlliance Workshop at COP22

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AfriAlliance was delighted to have organized a workshop  yesterday, dealing with “Social innovation needs in water and climate: regional priorities within Africa” at the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech.

The workshop aimed to gather specific needs from local stakeholders: what water-related issues need to be addressed in the face of climate change? The workshop took a bottom-up approach and consisted of both plenary and breakout sessions.

Participants included practitioners, NGOs, CSOs, international organisations, public sector agencies and researchers. The ultimate goal was to identify a list of concrete social innovation demands in need of technological and non-technological solutions.

AfriAlliance is a 5-year, EC-funded project aiming to bring together African and European stakeholders in the areas of water innovation, research, policy and capacity development in order to increase the preparedness of Africa for future Climate Change vulnerabilities. A range of project activities deals with the identification and matching of social innovation and research needs.

The workshop at COP22 was the second out of several. For more information, please contact us at afrialliance@unesco-ihe.org. 

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