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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.

Leaving No One Behind: CIWA’s Integration of a Social Inclusion Perspective

Posted in : on 18 August 2023

The World Bank positions social inclusion as creating opportunities for all people while addressing deep-rooted systemic inequalities. The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA), a World Bank trust partnership that supports riparian governments in Sub-Saharan Africa to address constraints to cooperative management and development of transboundary waters, recognizes the importance of applying a social […]

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.

Overflowing with biodiversity: protecting the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area

Posted in : on 11 June 2023

In the Great Limpopo TFCA (Transfrontier Conservation Area), which straddles Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, sits the Pafuri-Sengwe Node, a geography highly susceptible to both drought and poverty. These threaten livelihoods and leave communities less equipped to support biodiversity protection. Through CIWA’s Southern Africa Drought Resilience Initiative (SADRI), the World Bank supports work to identify […]

Cubango-Okavango Basin Sustaining a Crucial Water Source for the Living

Posted in : on 11 May 2023

The environmental integrity and long-term protection of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin depend on addressing the underlying drivers of poverty. Accelerated environmental changes in the basin are largely driven by four factors – population dynamics, land use change, poverty, and climate change – leading to deterioration in water quality, changes in the flood pulse and diminishing […]

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

Posted in : on 8 March 2023

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.

Leaving No One Behind, reflections on CIWA’s Integration of a Social Inclusion Perspective

Posted in : on 28 February 2023

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) seeks to promote a broad-based understanding of social inclusion across all levels and sectors of the projects that it supports. The World Bank positions social inclusion as creating opportunities for all people while addressing deep-rooted systemic inequalities. CIWA recognizes the importance of applying a social inclusion lens to its work as part of its commitment to a transformative approach to gender and social inclusion.

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.

‘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.

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