Transboundary Waters and Biodiversity Conservation: How CIWA Program became a change-maker
Posted in : Blog on 22 May 2023
CIWA is exploring ways to better align its transboundary water cooperation efforts with biodiversity conservation goals, including identifying opportunities at the intersection of transboundary water management and freshwater biodiversity conservation.
Improving Groundwater Development in the Sahel Region
Posted in : Blog on 18 April 2023
To better prepare future interventions and enhance awareness of groundwater as a key factor for water security, CIWA created the Sahel Groundwater Initiative technical assistance program.
Advancing towards a more gender equal world in transboundary water management in Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted in : Blog 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.
A Transformative Approach for the Nile Basin: How CIWA Leaves its Mark
Posted in : Blog on 21 February 2023
The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA), grew out of the progress made by the Nile Basin Trust Fund in water resources management and development in the Nile River Basin. Today, it is now working on a larger scale to enhance the region’s resilience to worsening climate change and water insecurity, elevating the voices of civil society in decisions about water resources, and providing opportunities for riparian dialogue and hydro-diplomacy.
Water Security Is the Way Out of the Conflict-Climate Risk Trap in Lake Chad Basin
Posted in : Blog on 24 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.
The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa releases its 2022 Annual Report
Posted in : Blog 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 : Blog 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 : Latest 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 […]
Building on the success of the Regional Nile Basin HydroMet Project: NBI addresses water quality challenges in the Nile Basin
Posted in : Blog 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.
Tribute video to Dr. Hellen Natu
Posted in : Videos 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 […]