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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.

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.

A Transformative Approach for the Nile Basin: How CIWA Leaves its Mark

Posted in : 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.

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 […]

WORLD WATER WEEK 2022: TAKEAWAY THREE ON WATER FOR PEACE

Posted in : on 12 October 2022

Watch our takeaway series video on the CIWA participation to World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.

World Water Week 2022: Takeaway two On Gender and Social inclusion

Posted in : on 10 October 2022

Watch our takeaway series video on the CIWA participation to World Water Week 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden.

SIWI World Water Week 2022: Recap and Highlights from CIWA Program Manager 

Posted in : on 16 September 2022

Anders Jagerskog, Program Manager for the CIWA Program and focal lead for transboundary waters issues at the World Bank, gives us his insights of the Water World event he participated in.

Green Homes for Sustainable Development: Creating Climate Change Resilience in Slum Communities of Kampala, Uganda

Posted in : on 14 September 2022

In 2021, Nile Basin Discourse (NBD) with support from CIWA Program trained women and youth as Climate Change Resilience Champions; this training has created big impact. Asia Namusoke, one of the beneficiaries of the training shares her story

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.

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