Mapping South-South Cooperation in the Arab States

Arab States

Regional Training Centre, Hydraulics Research Institute of National Water Research Centre Technology Transfer Mechanism

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  • Location(s): Egypt
  • Type(s): Centre of Excellence
  • Theme(s): Technology, Transfer of Expertise, Water Security
  • SDG(s): 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Locations in the Arab States: Egypt
  • Types in the Arab States: Centre of Excellence
  • Themes in the Arab States: Technology, Transfer of Expertise, Water Security
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Types of ComSec Solutions: Solution

Geographic focus: All Arab region in Africa and Asia, (Sudan has more attention since it is in the Nile Basin region)

Thematic focus areas supported by the mechanism:

Capacity building in Integrated Water Resources Management(IWRM)/specific attention to Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Hydrology.

Countries that have benefited:

Arab Region: Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Oman, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Tunisia, UAE. All Nile Basin: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, S. Sudan, D.R.C,  Burundi, Rwanda, Eritrea 

Steps/stages in the practical application of the mechanism:

Various regular and short tailored courses in Water Resources for participants from the Nile Basin and the Arab States were organized. Regular courses, e.g. Hydraulic Engineering in River Basin, Environmental Hydrology for Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, short courses include water harvesting, EIA, groundwater exploration and modelling, IWRM, Integrated River Basin Management, etc.; participants should have a minimum of two years` experience working in government, Universities, institutions, private sectors, CSO etc.:- Supported partially by International agencies, e.g. UNESCOIHE, JICA, ISESCO, and locally by Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa.

Results to Date:

Cooperation with some international funding agencies (UNESCO-IHE, JICA, ISESCO), regional (UNESCO Cairo office, Nile Basin Initiative) and local (Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa-MFA) have yielded successful conferences and results, including but not limited to the following: 

  1. Regular courses: Annual Hydraulic Engineering in River Basin, three months (1996~2012), 311 participants
  2. Annual Environmental Hydrology for Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, 6 weeks(1999~2012), 260 participants
  3. Short Tailored Courses: Hydraulic Engineering for Water Harvesting in Arid and Semi-Arid Environment, 2 weeks, (1997, 1999, 2001,2003), 95 participants
  4. International River Interface Cooperation (IRIC)- River flow and Sediment Modelling, one week (2011), 35 participants
  5. Hydrological River Basin Environmental Assessment Model, one week (2012), 24 participants

Recent Annual Budget (USD): 150,000

Total Budget (USD): 2,000,000

Focal Point and Contact:
Professor Mohamed Soliman
Regional Training Centre of Hydraulics Research Institute
National Water Research Centre of Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation
Delta Barrages P.O.Code 13621 Qalyoubiyah
Egypt
Tel: +20-100-5628084
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