The overall aim of the entire research project is to improve the governance of the science, technology and innovation (STI) system and in particular the Water-Food-Energy-Nexus in Egypt. The results will support the derivation of strategies for research institutions in the STI system of the Water-Food-Energy-Nexus and contribute to cross-sectoral coherence and cooperation. To this end, the cooperation between politicians, science and technology managers in Egypt at national and international level (especially the EU and Germany) will be improved.
The project focuses on the analysis and improvement of the decision-making (finding) processes and approaches for an integrated STI policy in the Water-Food-Energy-Nexus. The project will develop and implement an analytical framework and policy options for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of STI policy in Egypt.
In the one-year preliminary phase, first the feasibility of the overall project is examined. This involves an analysis of the relevant network of actors and stakeholders. In addition, the consortium is finalized and the advisory board is determined. Lastly, the main phase is prepared in terms of content and organization. In detail, the one-year preliminary phase is divided into three work packages (WP): WP 1 includes a feasibility study with an analysis of actors and needs and clarifies goals and methodological questions. WP 2 answers all coordination questions: from the formation of the consortium to the finalization of the Advisory Board. In WP 3, the implementation concept is finalized, i.e., exact content priorities are defined and process, implementation, technical and budget issues are clarified.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Preliminary phase from November 2018 to October 2019