Cardiff University is hosting a virtual event focusing on research collaborations involving the African Union, the EU and the UK in the area of water and resilience research.
The resilience of water and food systems to natural and human-induced shocks is one of the most significant challenges facing societies across the world. Across the African Union (AU) the nexus of population growth, economic development and climatic change creates a particularly acute challenge. How we manage and govern our shared water resources in the face of shocks and change remains contested. The cultural, political and ethical values of water are increasingly acknowledged alongside more traditional concerns regarding economic, social and environmental use-values.
Through this event, we wish to share emerging lessons on themes of resilience, water security and multinational interdisciplinary research partnerships in the context of UK and EU funding programmes. We will hear from existing projects and learn from previous programmes promoting resilience in ODA contexts. With a focus on practical examples of AU-EU-UK collaborations, the event will share knowledge of past activities, future potentials and the opportunities emerging from national and European Union funding programmes. The event is intended to raise awareness and to build prospective research communities.