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Sahel region: Access to water for women-led farming is a win for communities

Posted in : on 26 February 2024

Abibata worked on a CIWA project in 2021 to uncover the challenges of access to groundwater for irrigation by farmers in the Sahel, focusing on the constraints that women in Burkina Faso face when deploying groundwater irrigation. Read her story.

Male Champion Forum: Who has the power to make decisions?

Posted in : on 14 February 2024

CIWA has designed a pilot program to foster a cadre of men to spur changes in social norms and values on gender in transboundary water management and development.

Matlhogonolo Mmese: An aspiring hydrogeologist in Botswana

Posted in : on 5 February 2024

Thanks to work on transboundary aquifers, like the study led by Matlhogonolo Mmese, a better understanding of regional groundwater is possible. Read her story.

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa Releases its 2023 Annual Report

Posted in : on 11 December 2023

Africa’s water resources are a huge opportunity to harness for economic growth. CIWA strives to do its just-released Annual Report 2023—Water Knows No Boundaries: For a climate-resilient and peaceful Africa.

Asia Namusoke: Making a difference for her Ugandan community and the climate

Posted in : on 18 October 2023

Asia found her CIWA-funded training inspiring, prompting her to create small, but smart innovations that are transforming the lives of the women and youth in her community of Kampala, Uganda.

Building regional drought resilience is a marathon, not a sprint: Lessons from Southern Africa

Posted in : on 13 September 2023

The cross-sectoral approach to drought analytical work embodied by the Southern Africa Drought Resilience Initiative technical support program – SADRI – provides a new model for engagement in Southern Africa and regions beyond.

CIWA launches Male Champion Forum to transform gender inequalities in transboundary waters

Posted in : on 22 August 2023

CIWA has launched the Male Champion Forum to tackle gender inequalities in transboundary waters. By engaging men as key stakeholders, influencers, and decision makers, this initiative aims to create a positive space for women to participate equally. Let’s empower men to work towards gender equality and transform the water sector.

Sowing the seeds of change to solve the water crisis

Posted in : on 19 August 2023

Investing in water supports people, the planet, and the economy—it is a critical accelerator for achieving the SDGs. Globally, investment needs for the water sector exceed $1.37 trillion and must increase six-fold from current levels to meet SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation for all) by 2030.

River basin organizations: Making a difference for livelihoods, development and peace

Posted in : on 17 July 2023

River Basin Organizations (RBOs) are key pillars of international and regional water resources governance, providing countries with a platform for exchanging information and a vehicle to achieve water security but also to materialize broader development objectives.

Water knows no borders: Transboundary cooperation is key to water security and avoiding conflict

Posted in : on 10 July 2023

As pressure mounts on the world’s freshwater resources, closer international cooperation is needed to manage the world’s shared rivers, aquifers, and lakes.

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