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CIWA GESI Training: Promoting a Gender-transformative Approach in the Transboundary Water Sector

Posted in : on 16 July 2024

Focus on trainings conducted by the CIWA Program on how to foster gender-transformative approaches in the male-dominated transboundary water management sector. 

Mfundo Macanda: Developing climate- smart agriculture in the Eastern Cape

Posted in : on 15 May 2024

To develop inclusive and sustainable agriculture, the Eastern Cape Provincial Government turned to the World Bank and SADRI, a CIWA technical assistance that addressed cross- border drought risks, improved cooperation, and created a holistic vision of drought-risk management throughout Southern Africa.

Eddie Riddell: Improving livelihoods in Southern Africa

Posted in : on 16 April 2024

The Pafuri-Sengwe Node of GLTFCA spans regions in three countries— Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The area is rich in bird species and big game such as elephants, and ecotourism is a major source of income. Pafuri-Sengwe encompasses the Limpopo River, whose seasonality limits livelihoods and leads to water and food insecurity for those living […]

Agreements hold water: Reasons to scale up transboundary cooperation—now!

Posted in : on 22 March 2024

Whenever stakeholders come together to manage shared lakes, aquifers, and rivers, they forge trust, collaborative frameworks, and mutual benefits beyond these that contribute to peace and stability.

Digging deep: Groundwater in the Horn of Africa’s fragile borderlands

Posted in : on 21 March 2024

In the conflict-prone borderlands of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan, The Horn of Africa Groundwater for Resilience Project is an ambitious operation to increase information on aquifers and the countries’ capacity to manage them and to develop water service delivery infrastructure to enhance drought resilience of vulnerable populations.

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.

Innovation at at Time of Unprecedented Challenges: World Water Week 2023

Posted in : on 21 September 2023

Every year, water experts, policymakers, and stakeholders meet in Stockholm to discuss topics such as water management, climate change, and sustainable development, aiming to accelerate action towards achieving water security and resilience. This year’s topic focused on innovation at a time of unprecedented challenges, aiming to rethink how we manage water.

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 Champions for Women’s Empowerment to transform gender inequalities in transboundary waters

Posted in : on 22 August 2023

CIWA has launched the Male Champion for Women’s Empowerment 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.

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.

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