The DAFNE project in Omo Turkana and Zambezi basins: Achievements and experiences
The project on developing a Decision Analytic Framework to explore the water-energy-food NExus (DAFNE) recently concluded after four years. During this time, the project has yielded several key outcomes and lessons. Drawing on the expertise of a consortium of nearly twenty European and African regional partners, several key areas were examined to understand the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus in the critical Omo-Turkana and Zambezi Basins. These include determining drivers and indicators for ecosystem change in the two basins, analysis and modelling of the nexus, socio economic modelling and developing the decision analytic framework.
Among the notable achievements of the DAFNE project is the Decision Analytic Framework (DAF), which quantitatively assesses the social, economic and environmental impacts of alternative planning options in complex trans-boundary river basins. Through Negotiation Simulations Labs (NSL) – interactive stakeholder workshops – scenarios were developed and tested in the DAF. This participatory approach was supported by a set of knowledge visualisation tools developed in the…