Workshop on “Water Innovation in Africa”

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Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft

On 14 February 2018, Postdoctoral researcher Silas Mvulirwenande is presenting results from his postdoctoral research at a workshop on "Water Innovation in Africa". Silas Mvulirwenande is a postdoctoral researcher at IHE Delft and the LDE Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa.

About the event

Over the past decades, water innovation has been recognized as essential for solving water challenges, and it is increasingly placed on national as well as global policy agendas. Initiatives to promote water-related innovations in Africa follow different approaches, target diverse audiences, and have different outputs and outcomes. The overall objective of this workshop is to facilitate knowledge sharing about the science and practice on water innovation in Africa.  

The workshop theme is:

“Fostering water innovation in Africa: learning from science and practice”

To address this theme, structured in-depth sessions will be organised in ‘stations’ on the following three knowledge products, generated by IHE Delft, AfriAlliance, VIA Water,  TNO, and the CFIA.

  • Understanding the determinants of water innovation in Africa (the case of VIA Water): results  from postdoctoral research
  • Navigating the dynamics of water innovation:  a hands-on taxonomy of innovation studies
  • Strengthening the long term knowledge base: AfriAlliance strategic knowledge and innovation advice on water and climate in Africa

These in-depth discussions will be followed by a plenary panel discussion and drinks at the IHE Delft bar. 


Do you want to view the programme, register for this event or ask a question? Check out the IHE Delft website.