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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.

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.

Glass half full: An equal share for women in decisions on 60% of the world’s freshwater

Posted in : on 3 March 2024

Since 2020, CIWA has accelerated its own efforts to foster gender equality within the transboundary water context in sub-Saharan Africa. Discover how the program emerged as a pioneering leader.

Sahel region: Access to water for women-led farming is a win for communities

Posted in : on 26 February 2024

Abibata worked on a CIWA project in 2021 to uncover the challenges of access to groundwater for irrigation by farmers in the Sahel, focusing on the constraints that women in Burkina Faso face when deploying groundwater irrigation. Read her story.

Matlhogonolo Mmese: An aspiring hydrogeologist in Botswana

Posted in : on 5 February 2024

Thanks to work on transboundary aquifers, like the study led by Matlhogonolo Mmese, a better understanding of regional groundwater is possible. Read her story.

Male Champions for Women’s Empowerment: Who has the power to make decisions?

Posted in : on 14 November 2023

CIWA has designed a pilot program to foster a cadre of men to spur changes in social norms and values on gender in transboundary water management and development.

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