AfriAlliance Project

AfriAlliance was a 5-year project funded by the European Commission under the Framework of Horizon 2020 aiming to facilitate the collaboration of African and European stakeholders in the areas of water and climate innovation, research, policy and capacity development in order to enhance the preparedness of Africa for future Climate Change challenges., human, environment and political challenges

The main objective of AfriAlliance was 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.

AfriAlliance was built on the existing networks in both the EU and on the African continent, dealing from different angles with issues related to water and climate. The project consolidated these existing initiatives and networks of scientists, decision makers, practitioners, citizens and other key stakeholders into an effective, problem-focused knowledge sharing mechanism via an overall coordination platform - the Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate.

WaterNet led the Work Package 3 which specifically aimed to facilitate knowledge sharing and technology transfer in online and offline environments and events for African and EU stakeholders in water and climate. Activities done under the objective included a series of brokerage events, annual innovation bridge events, trainings, seminars and running Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).