66693_Official AA logoLOCS4Africa 2017: Water & Climate Congress is pleased to announce that it will serve as the host platform for the Inaugural Launch Conference of AfriAlliance: ‘Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate’ project. AfriAlliance is an ambitious 5-year project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, to get Africa better prepared to meet climate change challenges. The project will facilitate the collaboration of African and European stakeholders in the areas of water and climate innovation, research, policy, and capacity development. Rather than creating new networks, the AfriAlliance partners will consolidate existing ones, consisting of scientists, decision makers, practitioners, citizens and other key stakeholders, to stimulate the sharing of knowledge to address water related challenges.

The AfriAlliance launch is a one and a half day conference taking place during the LOCS4Africa Congress that will serve as the inaugural meeting of the AfriAlliance Innovation Alliance on the African Continent. It will present the AfriAlliance Action Groups and their areas of focus; showcase African research, innovation, policy and capacity development initiatives that are looking for European partners and vice versa; and provide the opportunity to obtain inputs and suggestions for further shaping AfriAlliance’s activities.

Contact: afrialliance@unesco-ihe.org / www.afrialliance.org

AfriAlliance is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 689162.