Project Profile

GRAN-Groundwater for Resilience in Africa Network

Duration : September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021

The overarching aim of the Groundwater for Resilience in Africa Network (GRAN) is to address and pre-empt development risks associated with groundwater development and use in Africa by strengthening the evidence base, operational capacity, and policy attention to groundwater in Africa through strategic alliances between key partners and networks in the continent and internationally. GRAN focuses on key resilience challenges to environmental shocks and change – both climatic (e.g., floods and droughts) and demographic (e.g., population growth, urbanization) - and the role groundwater plays in supporting and sustaining resilience to these shocks and changes. Complimentary challenges related to food systems, health, infrastructure are also addressed. The project is particular supports the consolidation and rollout of the African Ministers' Council on Water's (AWCOW) Pan-African Groundwater Program through knowledge generation, synthesis and sharing, and capacity and policy development through networking with Member States and knowledge partners.

Location(s): Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa
Project Contact: Villholth, Karen G.
Donor(s): UK Research and Innovation (UKRI),Global Challenges Reserach Fund (GCRF),Global Engagement Networks
Research Collaborator(s) : British Geological Survey (BGS), UK,