As part of the Water Support Programme, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), in collaboration with the Strategic Advisor on Water for Ghana, are organising an online event “When Science meets Practice: Water in Ghana”. The event will take place on 30 June 2021.
The event will give Dutch and Ghanaian (master and PhD) students and researchers the opportunity to present their research on water related issues to the water sector in the Netherlands and Ghana. Aside from informing the water sector of the research initiatives, the aim of the event is to identify opportunities for concrete applications of research, based on the needs of the water sector. Among those invited are a broad range of organisations including, RVO, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - Ghana, the Government of Ghana, World Bank.
13:45-14:00 Joining the session
14:00-14:10 Welcome, objective of the session, programme
14:10-14:55 Session 1 - From science to practice
2 examples where science meets practice.
14:55-15:35 Session 2 - Ghana and Dutch research interests
Ghanaian and Dutch governmental and donor organisations express their research needs: Tentative organisations: Water Resources Commission, Dutch embassy Ghana, RVO, Blue Deal, UNDP, World Bank, Volta River Authority
15:35-15:45 Break – Joining breakout session
15:45-16:55 Session 3 - Breakout session* – Research pitches
Student/researchers in Ghana and the Netherlands pitch their research topics: University of Ghana, University for Development Studies,Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, IHE Delft, TU Delft, University of Twente, Wageningen University.
Room 1 - Water & agri-food (4 pitches) and Water quality (2 pitches)
Room 2 - Flooding and drought (4 pitches) and Water resources management (2 pitches)
16:55-17:00 Key message from breakout session
17:00-17:30 Closing remarks and open mic
Open session where the water sector can point out their research interests.
Is this relevant for you? Do you want to know more about research initiatives in Ghana and to explore opportunities for application of research? Then please fill out the registration form. Registration will close on Monday, 28 June 2021 at 17:00. Please be sure to register before then. Zoom details for the session on 30 June 2021 will be provided after registration is closed.
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