More about the study:
This study was funded and supported by the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) and contracted to Stellenbosch University as host of the AUDA-NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (SANWATCE).
This project aimed to identify the key roleplayers in the water and sanitation-related sectors across the African continent. The key roleplayers include continental and global Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) institutions, Government Organisations, Non- Governments Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Private industries, associations, partnerships, forums and networks etc., with the objective to understand their mandate, geographical scope, the extent of support and how they are aligned with regional, continental, and global agendas.
The project methodology made use of an online survey, interviews, workshops and bibliometric data to identify systemic and knowledge gaps and areas for alignment between initiatives that can be used to improve decision-making regarding research and capacity development initiatives in the Water and Sanitation sector across Africa. To do this, this study collected data from two key groups:
1) Supporters/Enablers of the water, sanitation and related sectors on the African continent.
2) Beneficiaries of such support. Beneficiaries could include students at tertiary institutions, researchers at research units, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and other community organisations. [French] [Portuguese]
If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to email Mr. Carinus de Kock.