Capacity development and the establishment of a water institute in Benin

  • Institutional Strengthening
  • 2.800.000 project budget
  • Jan 2013 - Mar 2017
  • Partners: Deltares, TUD
  • Donor: Nuffic
  • Donor Programme: Netherlands Initiative for Capacity building in Higher Education
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

The aim of the project was to establish a water institute in Benin and to develop capacity for water education at the University of Abomey Calavi and the technical schools in Benin. The water institute will respond to the demands for water expertise from the society by supporting the government and cooperation with the public and private sector. The Netherlands has recently gained a lot of experience in conceptual development and concretisation of such institutes. Hence a Dutch consortium was formed with Wageningen University, IHE Delft, Deltares and Delft University of Technology, led by Van Hall Larenstein. Together with the University of Abomey Calavi substance was given to the ambitions of the project. Special attention was be given to issues of gender and entrepreneurship.

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