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



Bringing Integrated Drought Risk Management to the Forefront in Southern Africa

On Desertification and Drought Day (June 17), we focus on one of climate change’s most subtle and deadly manifestations: droughts.

Protecting biodiversity through transboundary solutions in Africa

For Biodiversity Day (May 22), we spotlight Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) and their work to support the management of transboundary waters and protect biodiversity.

Water Events

The 8th Africa Water Week (Virtual)

November 22-26, 2021

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Water Events

World Water Week 2021

This year, the Week will be held as a full-scale digital event on 23-27 August.
The theme: Building Resilience Faster, together we can develop solutions to address climate change and other water-related challenges. CIWA Team will be presenting the session: “Transboundary waters cooperation for resilience: global lessons and experiences”.

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New Publications

CIWA GESI Framework is now available!


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Partner News

Southern Africa Development Community's 4th Groundwater Conference (Virtual)

November 10-12, 2021

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Tweet of the Week

Somalia is a downstream country. Because of this, Somalia is making sure it has enough #water to meet its needs. Read how the #CIWAProgram supports Somalia in improving its water resources https://bit.ly/3bSJZYt

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In FY20, CIWA expanded its portfolio in important regions while laying emphasis on cross cutting issues such as gender and social inclusion, climate resilience, and fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV). In this year's report, we share the status of our ongoing projects and provide a glimpse of our new and upcoming activities.

The FY20 report is now available in English and French.


Meet Dr Hellen Natu, the Regional Manager, NBD

Dr Hellen Natu, Regional Manager, Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) explains how NBD is promoting gender-equal policies and programs through an enabling environment and encouraging women’s proactive role in transboundary water issues.

Promoting collaboration for harnessing Lake Chad's potential

CIWA is supporting the Lake Chad Basin Commission’s endeavor to encourage cooperation and talks among the countries sharing the Lake and prioritize actions to mitigate poverty and enhance lives of its inhabitants for bringing peace and stability in the region.

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