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

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WATCH THE RECAP VIDEO OF THE WORLD WATER FORUM 2022

INSIGHTS

Providing Water for Food Security to Local Communities in Botswana and Zimbabwe

In Botswana, a total of 7094 community members benefited from the community gardening project. The water supply and community gardens that were rehabilitated as part of the project drastically improved their water and food security.

Bold action needed for a water-secure Africa

Bolder action is needed to scale up what works well and address systemic obstacles to water security and universal sanitation. On the African continent, there are many pressure points that need transformative action for a greener, more resilient future.

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NILE MISSION

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, CIWA Team is finalizing the @entronbi part of the Nile mission. Great to discuss progress on the important work the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) is undertaking on the eastern Nile.

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Partner News

The First International Forum on Lake Chad took place in Abuja

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Partner News

SADC-GMI Embarks on Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States Phase 2

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New Publications

Discover our new GESI Learning Note

Ensuring gender and social inclusion is considered at the project concept phase

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ANNUAL REPORT FY2021


We have accomplished much in the last year despite the challenges of working amid a global pandemic, a testament to the tenacity, commitment, and creativity of our staff and our partners in Sub-Saharan Africa. Inside this Annual Report, you will read CIWA’s determination to build resilience and support riparian governments on their path toward more impactful, data-driven, and collaborative management of transboundary waters.

The 2021 Report is now available in English and in French here:

VIDEOS and PODCASTS

CIWA at 10: Watch our birthday video

It’s CIWA Program’s birthday! CIWA’s managers, country partners, development partners, and team members shared their views on the program.

CIWA at 10: An overview of the program

Ten years ago, sub-Saharan African countries and development partners came together with the vision of sparking greater cooperation among countries sharing transboundary waters.

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