CIWA
2020

COOPERATION IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS IN AFRICA:
OUR FY2020 ANNUAL REPORT IS HERE

As the CIWA program enters its tenth year, we look back at how CIWA support has helped navigate complexities and unique political economies, using lessons learned to achieve stronger programming and impact on the ground.

Take a look at all the achievements and critical actions the program has catalyzed reaffirming CIWA's commitment to supporting transboundary water resources cooperation in Africa.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR

HORN OF AFRICA
NILE BASIN
SOUTHERN AFRICA
GREAT LAKES
LAKE CHAD BASIN
Strengthening Resilience in the Horn of Africa technical assistance is undertaking a diagnostic of transboundary resilience investments, building the knowledge base for future regional and national investments in the region.
The Nile Cooperation for Results (NCORE) project expanded geographic and technical coverage of flood and drought information systems and dam safety management.
The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) launched 14 sub-grant pilot projects, five of which have been completed.
The Great Lakes Water Quality project completed its first phase to analyze the drivers of water pollution and will begin working with the Nile Basin Initiative’s (NBI) Decision Support System (DSS) to model investment scenarios.
CIWA support to the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) led to multiple broad follow-on investments and produced the Groundwater Resources Diagnostic – the most comprehensive Lake Chad Basin-wide conceptual groundwater model.

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OVERVIEW OF THE YEAR

Managing water resources in a transboundary setting continues to be highly complex as peaceful relations and cooperation often rest on the ability to sustainably manage these resources.

The CIWA program continues to learn and adapt to facilitate a collaborative atmosphere for riparian governments to equitably share the benefits of transboundary water resources.

NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION

TESTIMONIALS

Amna Omer, Internship Program Coordinator of ENTRO, Eastern Nile Technical Office of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), Ethiopia
Abdiwahid Ibrahim Ahmed Director General, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MoE&WR), Somalia
Reginalda Joseph, Hydrologist, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Namibia
"As a professional working in the water sector, I see a low female presence. This internship program has a robust gender approach, where women are highly encouraged to apply. As a participant, seven years ago, this opportunity changed me and helped me in charting a better career path."
"The ongoing water resources strategy has greatly benefited from CIWA in terms of supporting the Prime Minister’s call for action, actively engaging in the process of meetings and planning, and providing international experience. The support has been easily arranged in an informal and quick manner. Given the above, MoEWR would appreciate a continued CIWA’s support to enable future key water activities as we envisage new opportunities."
"I’m getting an idea of what I can do as a young professional especially in our monitoring strategy in my country. Monitoring is the main element for ensuring that we are taking care of our underground water and managing it better. It gave me a lot of insight on what we need to put in our monitoring strategy to manage our groundwater resources better."
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