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NET Africa (Natural Environment Technology in Africa)

Brussels, Belgium
Joined January 2018

We promote governance and accountability for Africa focusing on the environmental management of wetlands including lakes and rivers. We conduct research, assessment, auditing and capacity building.

Presence in: Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda
Focus: Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights

NET Africa exists to promote governance and accountability for Africa’s natural capital, currently focusing on wetlands within Africa, including lakes, rivers, swamps and marshes, wet grasslands, mangroves, coastal areas and coral reefs.

We focuses on four key areas:

(1) Investigation – Hydro-political Research, Water Risk Management, Monitoring & Environmental Auditing (ISO 14001:2015), Environmental Law (EIA, Water Governance & legislation).

(2) Innovation – Monitoring and reporting on innovation in wetland technology.

(3) Intelligence –  Specialist Investment Reporting in wetlands.                                Water Governance Assessment & Training, Capacity building in water risk management, peace building in trans-boundary setting, mainstreaming Women’s Rights and access and training on the benefits and use of the SEEA Framework.

(4) Integration – SEEA Framework ( Training on how to integrate wetlands such as lakes and rivers into the national accounting system using the System of Environmental Economic Accounting).

People Associated With This Organization

Fadeke Ayoola

NET Africa (Natural Environment...
Joined January 2018
Interests: Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
I am the founder of NET Africa (Natural Environmental Technology in Africa). My expertise is in environmental auditing, law, management, and assessment, with particular reference to water governance.

In Africa, to improve environmental management of water, environmental law needs to be vastly improved, the indigenous population, industry, government and all key stakeholders need to ensure that the law is not just a written document, but a document for all to access and use.

I have conducted a number of risk assessments in lake basins in Africa, with concern regarding the lack of stakeholder participation in the decision-making and legal process of how lakes are management with particular reference to indigenous women and how their legal rights are affected.
Fadeke Ayoola is the network champion (main point of contact) for NET Africa (Natural Environment Technology in Africa).

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