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Water Security Is the Way Out of the Conflict-Climate Risk Trap in Lake Chad Basin

Posted in : on 11 January 2023

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) is working to improve water resources management by identifying investments and policy actions, and addressing knowledge and capacity gaps. As such, it is conducting a Water Security Assessment in Lake Chad basin as the first step toward developing a transformative water security framework for addressing the region’s challenges.

Training students share their experience of the CIWA-funded ENTRO Program

Posted in : on 13 December 2022

Since 2011, as part of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) in partnership with CIWA (Cooperation in International Waters in Africa) has run an internship program for the next generation of talented water professionals in the EN region.

THE NEXT GENERATION OF WATER PROFESSIONALS WORKING TOWARDS A NEW ERA OF COOPERATION

Posted in : on 13 December 2022

Since 2011, as part of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) in partnership with CIWA (Cooperation in International Waters in Africa) has run an internship program for the next generation of talented water professionals in the EN region. Read and listen to their story.

Three Key Takeaways from the World Water Week 2022

Posted in : on 8 December 2022

This year, CIWA attended the SIWI World Water Week 2022. Anders Jagerskog, Program Manager for the CIWA Program and focal lead for transboundary waters issues at the World Bank, participated in the World Water Week event and shares with us some of his insights from the sessions taken part in covering three main themes: the […]

A woman walks during a sandstorm in Sudan.

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa releases its 2022 Annual Report

Posted in : on 1 December 2022

The just-released Annual Report 2022 chronicles CIWA’s efforts to build Africa’s resilience, water security, and economic development in the 2022 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2022.

Training the next generation of groundwater specialists in the Sahel

Posted in : on 22 November 2022

As climate change diminishes the availability of surface water in Africa, groundwater has emerged as a vital untapped resource. But, in the Sahel, a global hotspot for climate change and one of the poorest regions in the world, limited knowledge about groundwater resources hampers efforts to develop strategies to cope with water scarcity. Nor are there enough hydrogeologists trained in the sustainable management of this resource.

A joint master’s degree in groundwater for Sahelian Universities

Posted in : on 22 November 2022

The Sahel Groundwater Initiative will strengthen foundations for enhanced groundwater knowledge and management capacity in the Western Sahel countries of Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire. The analytical and technical assistance project is focusing on three outcomes: providing solutions to remove constraints and limitations on the use of groundwater for small-scale irrigation, reviewing […]

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Building on the success of the Regional Nile Basin HydroMet Project: NBI addresses water quality challenges in the Nile Basin

Posted in : on 18 November 2022

The CIWA-funded Nile Cooperation for Climate Resilience (NCCR) project is aimed at supporting riparian countries in addressing water quality challenges through the improvement of national water quality monitoring and information systems using a coordinated approach.

‘Transboundary Water Cooperation in the African Context – Key to Advance Development’ by Dr. Anders Jägerskog

Posted in : on 18 November 2022

A seminar at the Centre for Comparative and Transnational Law (CCTL) – Environmental, Energy and Climate Law Cluster, in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was held on the 10th of November. CIWA Program manager and Transboundary Waters Focal Point for the World Bank Anders Jägerskog gave a talk on transboundary water cooperation in the African Context.

Tribute video to Dr. Hellen Natu

Posted in : on 8 November 2022

Dr Hellen Natu was the Regional Manager of the Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) in Entebbe. Prior to this, an Advisor at the East African Grain Council (EAGC) in Nairobi, a Lead Specialist at the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in Entebbe and Bujumbura, Project manager UNOPS Entebbe, Senior Lecturer and, Researcher and Consultant in Agricultural Economics […]

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