Provincial Poverty and Migration Report on the Provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga
The research focus is be on tracing patterns of migration and urbanisation in South Africa and the social groupings that were configured – or disfigured – by these movements. This will include examining archive information prior to homeland formation – pre 1970 – and the population changes, with their effects on poverty, from this time through to the present day. The geographical setting for this research is in two targeted area of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. Livelihood strategies in Limpopo are different from those in Mpumalanga where subsistence farming is less apparent. In other words, despite deprivation in terms of income and in terms of gender skews households in Limpopo appear to have better coping strategies than those in Mpumalanga. The effects of water scarcity – or changes in access to quality or quantity of water – over time will be scrutinized.
Transboundary water governance for agricultural and economic growth and improved livelihoods in the Limpopo and Volta Basins: Towards African indigenous models of governance - funded by the Challenge Programme (CP) of the CGIAR.
There are over 60 international river basins in Africa, and virtually every African country shares at least one of them. Implementation of basin-level integrated water resources management in Africa therefore requires international cooperation among riparian countries
The TWINBASIN project - funded by the EU.
With the TWINBASIN project, INBO (International Network of Basin Organisations) is promoting twinning between basins i n order to build the capacity of basin organisations for managing water resources.
This is an interactive series where experts and young professionals come together in the spirit of learning and knowledge generation for the water sector. Discussions include water harvesting, research methods, capacity building, IWRM and TWRM. The series is designed to facilitate knowledge exchanges and to create learning nodes for the water sector
Water issues in Africa present the most fascinating challenges and opportunities for understanding the wide spectrum of concerns that are part of the world of water. This is an area where far more research needs to be undertaken in order to understand the complex set of issues that impact on water research. This working paper series seeks to produce excellent knowledge in the spirit of learning whilst engaging with urgency and commitment in the development challenges facing us as researchers working in the water sector in Africa today.
African Water Issues Research Unit (AWIRU) -
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