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Strengthening of UN-Water Partnership Programmes [GCP/GLO/182/MUL]
where: when:
Global 01 Apr 2007  -  31 Mar 2010
our goal:
The project supports the achievement of UN-Water's vision for the future and its main aims and objectives as defined in its terms of reference. It also takes account of current constraints on the effective operation of UN-Water. In particular, the project will assist UN-Water to:
  • Promote greater coherence and integration among UN agencies and programmes;

  • Provide a single point of access on water-related issues; and

  • Facilitate communication and cooperation with external partners.

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Preparation of the Second Edition of the UN World Water Development Report [GCP/GLO/133/IFA]
where: when:
Global 01 May 2006  -  30 Apr 2008
our goal:

  • more operational relationship between FAO and IFAD in the water sector;

  • Increased focus on the link between water and the rural poor in FAO and IFAD;

  • Providing inputs for the development of IFAD's strategy on water and the rural poor;
  • An assessment of the contribution of agricultural water (rain-fed and irrigated agriculture, water for livestock and fisheries) to rural development with a pro-poor rural livelihood focus;

  • To strengthen IFAD's and FAO's positions as innovators and learning institutions in water and rural poverty alleviation.
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Preparation for the FAO/Netherlands Conference on Water for Food and Ecosystems [GCP/INT/941/NET]
where: when:
Inter Regional 01 Jan 2005  -  30 Jun 2007
our goal:
The immediate objectives of FAO's assistance to the Netherlands initiative are:
  • To make a technical contribution to the framework and background document of the Conference;

  • To collect, analyse and synthesize relevant knowledge and information for policy development, particularly at local level, on inputs (water quantity and quality), outputs and impacts;

  • To make an inventory of reliable valuation methodologies to support stakeholders in making well-informed, transparent and fair choices on water management;

  • To take stock of the impacts of various institutional reform processes, and to see how the different institutional reforms have affected the ability of local stakeholders to manage their water resources.
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Evaluation Study of Paddy Irrigation under Monsoon Regime [GCP/INT/861/JPN]
where: when:
Inter Regional 16 Jan 2003  -  31 Dec 2008
our goal:
To contribute to enhanced world food security and socio-economic development, reduced poverty and more sustainable agricultural systems through the integrated and equitable management of water resources. The immediate objectives of the project will be the following:To develop an information and reporting system (IRS) for water in agriculture under monsoon regime;
  • To develop an information and reporting system (IRS) for water in agriculture under monsoon regime;

  • To promote and develop improved national monitoring capacities regarding irrigation and drainage;

  • To assist policy-making processes for improving management of agricultural water resources.

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Somalia Water and Land Information Management - Phase 2 (GCP/SOM/045/EC)
where: when:
Somalia 01 Oct 2004 - 31 Dec 2007
our goal:
The Somalia Water and Land Information Management Project, SWALIM, serves water and land information needs of Somali administrations, United Nations organizations, development agencies and non-governmental organizations.

To reach this goal, it is recovering lost information from all over the world, and at the same time re-establishing data collection networks in collaboration with Somali institutions and partner agencies. The information-building process involves collecting primary and secondary data needed for water and land resources management, generating user-friendly information from the data, storing the information in easily accessible databases and disseminating it through conventional and electronic media.

Data and information are available to anyone working in related fields in Somalia, through its client service platform which includes a website,  www.faoswalim.org, information resource centres in Nairobi and at liaison offices in Somalia with hardcopy and digital libraries, as well as information access terminals and the e-mail enquiries service, dealing with special requests. Information is also distributed through CD-Roms, especially for clients with slow internet connections.

To facilitate the eventual transfer of SWALIM's function to Somali authorities, SWALIM is working with Somali Ministries and institutions to build their information management capacity.
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Development of a methodology to monitor water policies (Phase 1) [GCP /INT/969/ITA]
where: when:
Burundi; Congo, Democratic Republic of; Egypt; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of; Inter Regional; Kenya, Republic of; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic Of; Uganda 01 Jul 2005  -  31 Dec 2007
our goal:
The overall goal of this project is to raise the profile of water issues in the context of donor-funded interventions and national poverty reduction efforts. This will be attained by rationalizing and improving the flow of information between monitoring agencies and within different levels of national and international bodies, and the conceptual systematisation of the way relevant data are collected, stored, aggregated and used. This will also create an opportunity for recipient countries to develop a water-dedicated information system. The present project will contribute to the establishment of these mechanisms by helping to forge common definitions, approaches, and baselines from which to measure sector progress.

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Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of the Okavango River Basin [UNTS/RAF/010/GEF]
where: when:
Angola, Republic of: Botswana, Republic of: Namibia, Republic of: Regional Africa 01 Nov 2004  -  31 Jan 2009
our goal:
The project objective is to alleviate imminent and long-term threats to the linked land and water systems of the Okavango River through the joint management of the Okavango River Basin water resources and the protection of its linked aquatic ecosystems, comprising all wetlands, fluvial and lacustrine systems, and their biological diversity. A two-stage approach has been adopted. Stage 1, the subject of this intervention, will involve the preparation of the Strategic Action Programme. Stage 2, the subject of a subsequent intervention, will involve implementation of the Strategic Action Programme.
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Information Products for Decisions on Water Policy and Water Resources Management in the Nile Basin - Follow-up to GCP/INT/752/ITA [GCP/INT/945/ITA]
where: when:
Burundi; Congo, Democratic Republic of; Egypt; Eritrea , Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of; Inter Regional; Kenya, Republic of; Rwanda, Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic Of; Uganda N/A
our goal:
The project is intended to strengthen the ability of the governments of the Nile Basin states to take informed decisions with regard to water resources policy and management in the Nile Basin. This objective will be achieved through the development of information products that integrate technical water resources and water use data with other relevant data, including in particular demographic, socio-economic and environmental data. To this effect, measured or otherwise assessed data, and their derived parameters and indicators, will be assembled in a meaningful way and presented as graphical and cartographic produts, widely using geographical information system (GIS) technology already established in the region. The information products will be inserted in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) process in order to facilitate analysis of development scenarios and assessment of the consequences of various possible policies. Ultimately, the project contributes to "achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources", as agreed in 1999 by the Council of Ministers of Water Affairs of the Nile Basin States. The project will be carried out under the umbrella of the NBI and its institutions, and in close coordination and cooperation with other NBI projects under the Shared Vision and the Subsidiary Action Programmes.

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