Each research cluster is formed with 3-5 countries in order to carry out research activities for enhancing the research skills and capacity in a particular sub-topic in river engineering. One country is taking the leading role as a research cluster Hosting Node, while the others are playing an active role as research cluster Member Node.Objectives of Research Clusters
- To increase the capacity of the Nilotic countries in River Engineering through the formation of multi-country research clusters.
- To organize and produce useful research knowledge for the sustainable development of the Nile and its peoples.
Cluster Hosting Node Activities
- Organization of, in co-operation with NBCBN-RE Secretariat, research cluster workshops.
- Leading and contributing to research plan development.
- Leading and contributing to research cluster activities.
- Organization of, in co-operation with NBCBN-RE Secretariat, training courses needed by the research cluster.
- Development of communication and keeping close contact with the other research cluster member nodes.
- Mobilizing fund for sub-regional and regional research proposal in the area of cluster specialization.
Cluster Member Nodes Activities
- Contribution to research plan development in the research clusters in which the country node is a member.
- Significant contribution to research clusters activities.
- Contribution to the identification and organization of the training needed by the research clusters.
- Development of communication and keeping close contact with the research cluster key node and member nodes.
- Assisting the research cluster hosting node in mobilizing fund for sub-regional and regional research proposals in the area of cluster specialization
The Cluster Hosting Node has been selected on the basis of its heightened capacity in this research area. While it is expected that Cluster Hosting Nodes may lead in these activities, all Cluster Member Nodes are invited to assume responsibility for some activities in the Research Cluster.
Leading Country: Sudan
Hosting Institution: UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, Khartoum
Member Countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, and Egypt
Established on: 29 Sept., 2002
Hosting Country Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Abdalla Abdel Salam, UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, Khartoum.
Dr. Alessandra Crosato, UNESCO-IHE
Leading Country: Ethiopia
Hosting Institution: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Member Countries: D.R. Congo, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda
Established on: 4 March, 2003
Hosting Country Coordinator: Dr. Bayou Chane, Addis Ababa University
Prof. Dr. Petru Boeriu, IHE
Leading Country: Kenya
Hosting Institution: Nairobi University, Kenya
Member Countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
Established on: 24 September, 2003
Hosting Country Coordinator: Dr. Patts Odira, Nairobi University
Dr. Lindsay Beevers, UNESCO-IHE
Dr. Werner Micha
Leading Country: Tanzania
Hosting Institution: Dar Es-Salaam University, Tanzania
Member Countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda , Ethiopia and Egypt
Established on: 25 Nov., 2002
Hosting Country Coordinator: Prof. Dr. F Mtalo, Dar Es-Salaam University
Prof. Bernhard Pelikan, Institut für Wasserwirtschaft, Hydrologie
und konstruktiven Wasserbau Universit?t für Bodenkultur, Wien
Leading Country : Uganda
Hosting Institution: Makarere University, Uganda
Member Countries: Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Sudan
Established on: 16 June 2003
Hosting Country Coordinator: Prof. Ngirane Katashaya, Makerere University
Node Manager: Mr. Micheal Kizza, Makerere University
Ir. Joop De Schutter, UNESCO-IHE
Dr. Lindsay Beevers , UNESCO-IHE
Leading Country: Egypt
Hosting Institution: Hydraulics Research Institute
Member Countries: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda , Sudan and D.R.Congo
Established on: 26 Jan, 2003
Hosting Country Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Fathi El-gamel ,HRI
Prof. Roland Price,UNESCO-IHE
Dr. Zoltan Vekerdy