Regional Centres

  SADC/Waternet: Building capacity for water resources management in southern Africa. WaterNet is a regional network of university departments and research and training institutes specialising in water. The network aims to build regional institutional and human capacity in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) through training, education, research and outreach by harnessing the complementary strengths of member institutions in the region and elsewhere. WaterNet member institutions have expertise in various aspects of water resources management and are based in Southern and East Africa.

 ICPAC: The Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) is prone to extreme climate events such as droughts and floods. These extreme events have severe negative impacts on key socio-economic sectors of all the countries in the sub-region. In 1986, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda formed the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to mitigate against the effects of recurring droughts and other natural disasters.