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Workshop on Water, Food and Energy Nexus

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WORKSHOP ON WATER, FOOD AND ENERGY NEXUS
15th – 18th October 2012, RED COURT HOTEL @ RED CROSS HQ, SOUTH C.

Water, food and energy form a basic requirement for human existence. As populations continue to grow and economies keep enlarging, the consumption patterns for the three resources become more intensive. The demand for water, food and energy is expected to grow by 30% - 50% in the next two decades. To effectively meet this demand, there is a global need for well-coordinated and timely management of the three resources.wfe nexus


Appreciating that water, food and energy are inextricably linked, and that actions in one area more often than not have impacts in one or both of the others, will necessitate a common approach to their management. The information upon which to base effective strategies, plans and decisions, including leading-edge input from the science-research community, must be available to the right persons at the right time and used to raise capacity of institutions so as to make sound decisions with encourage participation of all stakeholders.

Objectives

  • To enhance understanding of how the 3 sectors inter-relate and inter-depend.
  • To review the collaboration between water, energy and food sectors for sustainability
  • To identify capacity gaps, integrated planning and the implementation of water, energy and food sustainable supply, processing and use, for further research. 
  • To initiate formation of a continuing platform for linkages, networking and capacity building for the three sectors
  • To publish a policy brief paper.
  • To expose the participants to existing successful projects using an integrated approach

For further information and registration please contact:
KIRDI : Lucy Wangai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
BFZ: Sabine Sibler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Alec Kimathi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
ACTS: Dr. Benard Muok This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Serah Nderitu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
WATERCAP:Wangai Ndirangu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

The full report of the workshop is available in Downloads.

ABOUT KIRDI

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

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