Project profile — UNU - Institute for Water, Environment and Health - Institutional Support 2014

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Overview

Overview

UNU - Institute for Water, Environment and Health - Institutional Support 2014 - Overview
CA-3-M013665003
$2,000,000
UNU-INWEH - United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health (XM-DAC-41134)
2012-10-11 - 2015-03-31
Closed
Country / region • Europe, regional (5.00%)
• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• America, regional (15.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (10.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Water resources conservation (including data collection) (14015) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (30.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results

Description

This grant represents Canada's institutional support to the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). UNU-INWEH uses these funds, along with other donors funding, to achieve its mandate. UNU-INWEH’s mandate is to contribute, through capacity development and directed research, to efforts to resolve pressing global water problems that are of concern to the United Nations, its member states and their peoples. UNU-INWEH acts as the “UN Think-Tank on Water”. It responds directly to global water issues and supports efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Canada’s support to UNU-INWEH contributes to finding durable solutions to global water problems, with positive impacts on health, food security and nutrition.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) institutionalized adaptation strategies for coastal ecosystems of tropical waters, particularly mangroves and coral reefs; (2) better managed land resources and sustainable use of water and biodiversity resources in developing countries; (3) advanced education, capacity and information management, leading to improved implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management; and, (4) improved human well-being through sustainable, healthy ecosystems.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2014 include: (1) launch of a free Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) on the economics of land degradation, which was successfully completed by about 100 people worldwide; (2) continued engagement in the deliberations around the post-2015 development agenda, particularly those pertaining to water by undertaking a country-level analysis of 11 countries representing different geographies and economies in Africa, Latin America, North America and Southeast Asia; (3) developed a partnership with the Government of Uganda to develop robust and scalable technologies, combined with a business model to tap private sector resources for sustainable wastewater management; (4) worked with the Governments of Kenya and Tanzania to develop a curriculum on environment and health training for water professionals; (5) developed an international online course on mangrove biodiversity to build the capacity of professionals and institutions in developing countries to undertake monitoring, research, and conservation of critical coastal ecosystems in mangrove forests; and, (6) organized seminars, workshops and events in Canada and internationally to engage development communities and promote research results on food security, science-policy integration, water, maternal health, and the management of coastal ecosystems. These have contributed to: institutionalized adaptation strategies for coastal ecosystems of tropical waters, particularly mangroves and coral reefs; better managed land resources and sustainable use of water and biodiversity resources in developing countries; advanced education, capacity and information management; and, improved human well-being through sustainable, healthy ecosystems.

Financials

Financials


Original budget $2,000,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
29-05-2014 Disbursement $2,000,000
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Partner website — UNU-INWEH - United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health
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