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



SIWI World Water Week: August 23-27 – What You Need to Know

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will hold its annual World Water Week conference on August 23-27, 2021.

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.

Partner News

SADC-GMI : Focus on a project aimed at the sustainable management of groundwater in the SADC region

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Water Events

The 8th Africa Water Week (Virtual)

November 22-26, 2021

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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

Did you know #DYK? #Water projects are 6 times more efficient when women are part of the team. Register for this September 22 webinar to learn more about how we can all be better allies for women colleagues in the water sector https://bit.ly/3tfKH9S #gender

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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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