Partnership

Over the past decade, the Department of Natural Resources Management of the University of Kinshasa has emerged as a key institution in the Congo River Basin with focus on implementing collaborative research activities aimed at new discoveries and enhancing knowledge of water resources dynamics to support management strategies. Such collaborative activities include:

World Bank

Development of a Water Evaluation And Planning –WEAP– model for the Congo River Basin: World Bank Project on Enhancing the Resilience of African Infrastructures to Climate Changes https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/21875. 2013-2014

Tiger

Development of Regional Constraints for Streamflow Prediction and Climate Change Impacts Assessment in Ungauged Catchments of the Congo River http://www.tiger.esa.int/PDF/TIGER_Newsletter_20.pdf. 2015-2016.

CEEAC-GWP

Assessment of the Status of hydro-meteorological services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (ECCAS – GWP).2014-2015

GEF

Other activities have been implemented outside of the Congo basin, which includes support to GEF (UNDP, UNEP, UNOPS) on Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Small Island Developing States in Atlantic and Indian Ocean. 2013-2017

Royal Society - DFID

Implementation of the CRuHM (Congo River users Hydraulics and Morphology) Project under Royal Society – DFID funding. 2016-2020

MDD-DRC

Assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in water sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, DRC. 2013-2014

UE-UA-MESA

Implementation of MESA (Monitoring Environment for Security in Africa) programme, EU-AU. 2015-2017

Through these activities, the Department of Natural Resources Management of the University of Kinshasa has established a foundation for collaboration at national, regional and international level. Some of the partner institutions include:

  • Water Navigation Authority (RVF) of DRC;

  • METTELSAT (DRC);

  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of DRC ;

  • Le Réseau du Bassin du Congo pour le Développement des Capacités en Ressources en Eau (CB-HYDRONET) de Cap-Net UNDP ;

  • La Commission Internationale du Bassin du Congo-Oubangui-Sangha (CICOS) ;

  • Service des Voies Navigables du Congo Brazzaville ;

  • The Institut for Water Research, Rhodes University in South Africa;

  • The Department of Water Resources Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, Dar es Salaam University in Tanzania ;

  • The School of Geographical Sciences, Université de Bristol au Royaume Uni ;

  • The School of Civil Engineering, Leeds University in the United Kingdom ;

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