Dr. Boukerrou designed institutional and human capacity building programs to build the capacity of academic institutions in North and West Africa.  As such, he worked with universities leadership teams and faculty in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger.  Between 2012 and 2015, he trained over 300 graduate students and young professionals and awarded 72 scholarships to masters’ students in five West African countries through the USAID WA-WASH Program.  Dr. Boukerrou is currently managing a project to build the institutional and human capacity of water quality laboratory in West Africa.  The project is funded by USAID through a PAPA with USEPA. In addition, since 2013, he has been collaborating with the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) to address water and environment security issues in several countries.  Dr. Boukerrou has served as a resource’s person for USAFRICOM, as such, he has either organized or been instrumental in organizing water-energy-environmental security symposia funded by USAFRICOM in a number of countries including: Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, Djibouti with future ones to be held in Burkina Faso and Morocco in 2019.  He also serves as a subject matter expert and/or moderator at these events.