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.
Training students share their experience of the CIWA-funded ENTRO Program
Posted in : Videos on 13 December 2022
Since 2011, as part of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) in partnership with CIWA (Cooperation in International Waters in Africa) has run an internship program for the next generation of talented water professionals in the EN region.
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 […]
Water: An Accelerator for Green, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth
Posted in : Blog on 21 October 2022
Water is critical for climate adaptation, sustainable growth, and development. Governments need to urgently embark on bold reforms in the water sector given the uncertainties presented by climate change .
WORLD WATER WEEK 2022: TAKEAWAY THREE ON WATER FOR PEACE
Posted in : Latest on 12 October 2022
Watch our takeaway series video on the CIWA participation to World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.
SIWI World Water Week 2022: Recap and Highlights from CIWA Program Manager
Posted in : Blog 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 : Blog 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