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.

Reflecting on 20 years of transboundary water engagement in Western Africa: impacts and lessons learned

Posted in : on 1 March 2022

This blog examines the World Bank’s 20-year engagement in the Western Africa region to suggest new directions for water resources management and development.

CIWA AT 10: Watch our birthday video

Posted in : on 14 February 2022

It’s CIWA Program’s birthday! CIWA’s managers, country partners, development partners, and team members shared their views on the program.

CIWA at 10: James Sauramba

Posted in : on 11 February 2022

The Southern Africa Development Committee-Groundwater Management Institute’s (SADC-GMI’s) Executive Director James Sauramba recognizes the CIWA Program’s generous support that helped establish the Institute and the dynamic Institute it is today.

CIWA AT 10: Dr. Hellen Natu

Posted in : on 11 February 2022

The Nile Basin Discourse’s Regional Manager Dr Hellen Natu points out the importance of enhancing capacity building to achieve optimum results in transboundary water resources management.

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