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The TIGER initiative is a demand driven process, where the main focus is on the needs and requirements, in terms of water related information, of water authorities and other stakeholders involved in IWRM in Africa (i.e., Ministries of water and river basin authorities, African technical centres and universities).
TIGER is an international endeavour that has been endorsed by the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW), contributes to the strategy of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and involves the contributions of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as well as collaborates with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in the frame of the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). In addition, TIGER Regional Offices contribute to networking and training and capacity building activities.
A Steering Committee was created in 2005 to provide strategic direction and advice concerning the evolution and implementation of the TIGER initiative. The TIGER Steering Committee includes representatives from AMCOW, African Union Commission, African Water Facility, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry of the Republic of South Africa, CSA, ESA, Ramsar Secretariat, UNESCO-IHP and the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
TIGER builds upon existing capacities, initiatives and programmes in order to exploit synergies maximising results and avoiding duplications. Resources are mobilised on a best effort basis, and programmatic activities are coordinated towards the achievement of the TIGER objective.
The development and implementation of the TIGER initiative is carried out primarily by a number of contributors and partners such as:
|African Union Commission||African Water facility||AGRHYMET||AMCOW||CEOS|
|Ramsar||RCMRD||South Africa Department Water Affairs||UNESCO||UN Economic Commission for Africa|