Regional Centre on Groundwater Education, Training and Research in Eastern Africa was established as result of resolution XIX-6 of UNESCO-IHP, which proposed the establishment of a category II centre to be situated in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the Centre is to promote regional cooperation on the ‘Management of Groundwater Systems’, train water professionals, support Member states in addressing regional needs, and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
IGRAC and RCGW
In January 2019, IGRAC and RCGW signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way to more intensive cooperation. Both centres are UNESCO groundwater centres, IGRAC at the global level and RCGW concentrating at the Eastern Africa. IGRAC can be instrumental by bringing global experience in the region, whereas RCGW can contribute to global assessment of groundwater resources providing a regional input.