A ONE OF A KIND COOPERATION The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) program assists riparian governments in Sub-Saharan Africa in unlocking the potential for sustainable, climate-resilient growth by addressing constraints to cooperative water resources management and development. LEARN MORE Cooperation in International Waters in Africa

million direct beneficiaries through CIWA programs and mobilized investments

transboundary institutions strengthened to improve regional cooperation

investment opportunities with regional benefits influenced by projects in operation


Groundwater is an essential source of water in Zambia where long periods of drought are increasing the demand for water. CIWA is supporting a pilot project in Zambia to address water scarcity by providing Chongwe residents with access to sustainably managed groundwater.


Young women take charge of managing Africa’s water resources

On International Youth Day 2020, Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) celebrates the contribution of young women in the African water sector by helping improve water resources management.

Providing access to groundwater to the Chongwe community: A pilot project in Zambia

COVID-19 has set new rules for us – regular handwashing, wearing of masks, and frequent sanitization. All these have become the ‘new normal’ as we embrace physical distancing with the hope of preventing infections and protecting human health.


In 2018, CIWA committed to deepening its engagement in fragile and conflict-affected situations. In our latest annual report, we discuss the progress made toward this goal – particularly in the Horn of Africa.


Ethiopia Bisrat: A Water Resources Engineer Story

Ethiopia Bisrat, Water Resources Engineer from Ethiopia shares her experience as an ENTRO participant, how it built her capacity and helped define her career path.

Youth skills

Participants in the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) youth internship programme share their experiences and enthusiasm about how it has helped to shape their future.