CIWA Quarterly Bulletin
A hearty welcome to our Quarterly Bulletin!
First, we would like to thank all our spirited collaborators – CIWA project teams, in-country partners, development partners, grassroots organization representatives, advisors, and specialists – for their superb contributions to this edition. By sharing with us the inroads they have made in their work programs, as well as insights about regional impacts, trends, and opportunities, we are able to bring you this informative edition filled with lots of dynamic content and some firsts, in the form of our new Podcast series.
Happy reading, Erwin De Nys and AiJu Huang, CIWA Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager
IN FOCUS: AFRICA’S TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION AREAS AND PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY
In light of Biodiversity Day (May 22), this blog spotlights the work of Transfrontier Conservation Areas andhow they ensure that neighboring countries work together to manage transboundary water bodies and safeguard biodiversity.
What’s making a splash
Improving Multi-use Water Resources in Somalia
How CIWA is supporting Somalia’s water resources challenges.
CIWA portrait video with NBD Director
Meet Dr. Hellen Natu, Regional Manager of the Nile Basin Discourse.
Podcast on Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience Project
CIWA’s Anders Jagerskog on the new Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience Project.
Conversation with Reginalda
Meet Namibian Hydrologist Reginalda Joseph.
Profile of Reginalda Joseph
Namibian Hydrologist Reginalda Joseph shares her professional journey.
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI)
Learn about CIWA’s Gender and Social Inclusion Framework.
What’s new in transboundary waters cooperation
This project will provide a platform for Nile basin countries to build resilience.
With co-financing from the Global Environment Facility, the first phase of this project is in the pipeline.
This project aims to strengthen the capacity for flood forecasting and early warning in the Nile and non-Nile flood prone areas.
This program endeavors to improve the climate resilience of targeted communities.
All seven activities under the umbrella program are making progress, including the preparation of pre-concepts for water security engagements.
Spotlight on southern africa
Save the date for these upcoming events
CSO Engagement on Water in West Africa
This webinar will present a mapping of CSOs active in the water sector,with insights about their legal spaceand limitations. This event takesplace on June 17, 2021 at 10am(Washington DC).
To register, please send an email to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transboundary Resilience Futures
The webinar will discuss the main findings of the forthcoming report, “Invisible Bonds: Transboundary Resilience Building in the Horn of Africa.” This event takes place in September. To receive an email with more information on the decided September date once it is available, please send an email to contact email@example.com.
CIWA’s social media engagement
📢 @SIWI_WWW’s World #Water Week💧 starts in 4⃣weeks with the theme “Building #Resilience Faster.” Stay tuned here for info on #CIWAProgram speakers and panelists. Register https://t.co/nJkY9YRZ8x pic.twitter.com/aL7eOwsyqy— Erwin De Nys (@ErwinDeNys1) July 27, 2021
Apresentamos este curto vídeo do #ProgramaCIWA que mostra o papel importante das #águassubterrâneas no reforço da #resiliência aos residentes da aldeia de Muchocolote em Moçambique https://t.co/JLEiF8YCHm— Erwin De Nys (@ErwinDeNys1) July 28, 2021
Notre cadre stratégique sur l’égalité des sexes et l’inclusion sociale, «GESI» (pour son acronyme en anglais), promouvoit une approche intégrée dans tous nos projets du #ProgrammeCIWA https://t.co/Z7Mvn7AD69 pic.twitter.com/hVIPHa883S— Erwin De Nys (@ErwinDeNys1) July 30, 2021
How about a little break from your busy workday? This refreshing 10-minute podcast features Namibian hydrogeologist @JosephReginalda. She shares with us how she became interested in working on #groundwater projects and helping communities https://t.co/JdMMUroiDK pic.twitter.com/RZX4stvAMH— Erwin De Nys (@ErwinDeNys1) July 29, 2021
CIWA, a multi-donor trust fund, continues to support riparian governments in West, East, Central, and Southern Africa and their path toward more sustainable, data-driven, community-focused, and collaborative management of transboundary waters.
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