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Nile Basin Development Challenge: Rainwater Management Systems  Tilahun Amede and NBDC team Nile Basin Leader  Kees Swaans...
Phase 2
SSA’s dependence on rainwater agriculture
What is ‘RWMs’ in NBDC?  <ul><li>An integrated strategy: mapping, capturing, storing and  efficiently using water at plot,...
Five interlinked projects operating  across scales  <ul><li>Nile 1:  On learning from the past; </li></ul><ul><li>Nile 2: ...
Linkages Sub-regional Landscape Farm level Impact Learning Communication Nile 5. Coordination / change  Nile 4. Consequenc...
 
<ul><li>Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional team; work on cross cutting issues including resilience, systems, gender...
Nile BDC Rainwater  Management  Systems
Value-Addition by NBDC <ul><li>Farm level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatory, integrated research approaches </li></ul></...
Market incentives for Landscape Management
Objectives of the workshop  <ul><li>Assessing science progress of the NBDC projects and the programme; </li></ul><ul><li>R...
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Nile Basin Development Challenge: Rainwater Management Systems

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Opening presentation by Tilahun Amede at the Nile Basin Development Challenge Science and Reflection Workshop, Addis Ababa, 4-6 May 2011.

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Nile Basin Development Challenge: Rainwater Management Systems

  1. 1. Nile Basin Development Challenge: Rainwater Management Systems Tilahun Amede and NBDC team Nile Basin Leader Kees Swaans and Ranjitha Puskur
  2. 2. Phase 2
  3. 3. SSA’s dependence on rainwater agriculture
  4. 4. What is ‘RWMs’ in NBDC? <ul><li>An integrated strategy: mapping, capturing, storing and efficiently using water at plot, farm, landscape and basin scales for both productive and domestic purposes; </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing adaptation of communities to climate variability (e.g. floods and drought) by combining water, land and vegetation management across scales; </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating collective action for managing natural resources at landscape scales (water, grazing, hills..); </li></ul><ul><li>Exploiting interface between diverse social and biophysical processes (i.e. water, soil, livestock, crops, pests, sedimentation) at landscape / basin, leading to resilience </li></ul>
  5. 5. Five interlinked projects operating across scales <ul><li>Nile 1: On learning from the past; </li></ul><ul><li>Nile 2: On integrated rainwater management strategies – technologies, institutions and policies; </li></ul><ul><li>Nile 3: On targeting and scaling out; </li></ul><ul><li>Nile 4: On assessing and anticipating consequences of innovation; </li></ul><ul><li>Nile 5: Nile Coordination and Change </li></ul>
  6. 6. Linkages Sub-regional Landscape Farm level Impact Learning Communication Nile 5. Coordination / change Nile 4. Consequences, impact, tradeoffs Nile 2. Innovations, technologies , practices Nile 3. Mapping, targeting. Up-scaling Nile 1. Inventory and synthesis Linkages Linkages
  7. 8. <ul><li>Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional team; work on cross cutting issues including resilience, systems, gender, social preferences; </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory M&E framework (OLMs) are used to monitor and evaluate progress and make adjustments; </li></ul><ul><li>Generic indicators against which the activities and expected results will be measured; </li></ul><ul><li>Development of common reporting formats allowing teams to better share lessons; </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building (inc gender, M&E) built both into the whole Nile BDC implementation, individual activities based on needs assessment. </li></ul>Strongly interlinked NBDC projects
  8. 9. Nile BDC Rainwater Management Systems
  9. 10. Value-Addition by NBDC <ul><li>Farm level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatory, integrated research approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic entry points (‘turn keys’) on farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkages among system components </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Landscape level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated research approaches (including water, land, vegetation, crop, livestock and other common property resources as components) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic entry points (‘turn keys’) in landscapes, communities (increasing water storage for fruit production creates community enthusiasm and investments in landscapes around springs, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective action & negotiated land and water use practices ( drainage, niche compatibility in agroforestry, spring management, livestock grazing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By-laws and institutional change in support of local resolutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National / basin Scales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzing and synthesizing scenarios & methods for out-scaling; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating knowledge sharing within Ethiopia, the basins and across; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing insights into basin level concerns e.g., Climate change food security, poverty alleviation & biodiversity conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RWMS and their widespread dissemination through informing policy; publications and guides to decision-makers, implementers and the scientific community at large </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Market incentives for Landscape Management
  11. 12. Objectives of the workshop <ul><li>Assessing science progress of the NBDC projects and the programme; </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on Nile project complementarities and progress; </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus on core concepts and approaches </li></ul>
  12. 13. Well come to NBDC!

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