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Conservation and Protection of the Cubango-Okavango Basin in Southern Africa

Posted in : on 5 June 2022

Listen to CIWA’s Senior Water Management Specialist, Aleix Capdevilla, to know more on this region of Southern Africa and discover how CIWA is supporting the transboundary water cooperation in Cubango/Okavango River Basin and to better understand the importance of preservation and conservation in that region.

Providing Water for Food Security to Local Communities in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Posted in : on 21 March 2022

In Botswana, a total of 7094 community members benefited from the community gardening project. The water supply and community gardens that were rehabilitated as part of the project drastically improved their water and food security.

Bold action needed for a water-secure Africa

Posted in : on 19 March 2022

Bolder action is needed to scale up what works well and address systemic obstacles to water security and universal sanitation. On the African continent, there are many pressure points that need transformative action for a greener, more resilient future.

Protecting Lake Victoria for a green, resilient, and inclusive future

Posted in : on 14 March 2022

The World Bank Water Global Practice and CIWA Program teams are taking the lead to protect Lake Victoria in Eastern Africa.

IWD2022: Mariam Sou gives us an overview of the Sahel Groundwater initiative

Posted in : on 8 March 2022

Meet CIWA’s Water Resources Specialist Mariam Sou. She provides an overview of the Sahel Groundwater Initiative and how it aims to tackle gender inequalities in ground water access and use 

IWD2022: Ellen Hagerman gives us an overview of CIWA’s engagements towards GESI

Posted in : on 8 March 2022

In advancing more elevated professional roles for women in the transboundary water field today, senior gender specialist Ellen Hagerman points to the importance of positioning women as leaders.

Forging ahead towards a more gender equal world in transboundary water management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted in : on 8 March 2022

If we want to begin to tackle the deep-seated drivers of gender inequality so that women can operate in an environment where their voice and role are truly accepted, we need to be more ambitious.

Nouakchott Table Ronde: Meet Seynabou Cisse Faye (In French)

Posted in : on 4 March 2022

On the discussion about offering a joint master’s degree in groundwater in the Sahel, Dr. Seynabou Cisse Faye of Cheikh-Anta-Diop University in Dakar says, “I sincerely hope that this can happen.” 

Nouakchott Table Ronde: Meet Valérie Plagnes (in French)

Posted in : on 4 March 2022

Valérie Plagnes of the Sorbonne-University of Paris says, “African women still face difficulties in landing employment and research opportunities within the water field. But now with this affirmative action in development, this will help them.” 

The integrated problemshed: a solution for water security in the G5 Sahel

Posted in : on 3 March 2022

In the Sahel, where most bodies of water cross national borders, water is both a fundamental constraint and an integrator for development.

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