Water, Climate and Development Programme in Africa

Contract partner: GWPO - Global Water Partnership OrganisationCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.500.000,00Project start: 01.05.2011End: 30.04.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The grant is used to support the Global Water Partnership which is a key player globally in shaping policies and knowledge in the area of integrated water resources management, water governance and water security. The supported programme Water, Climate and Development in Africa (WCDA) aims at promoting water as a key part of sustainable regional and national development and contribute to climate change adaptation for economic growth and human security. It will assist 8 national governments in Africa distributed over 4 transboundary river basins. The countries and river basins will be selected based on a transparent process during the inception phase of the porgramme.

Main expected outcomes of the programme are:

- Water security and climate resilience integrated in development planning and decision making processes in 8 countries and 4 river basins

- Capacities of partnerships, institutions and stakeholders enhanced to integrate water and climate change in development processes and enhanced resilience to climate change through better water management

- Investment and financing strategies for water security, climate resilience and development elaborated and governments begin to implement them. In addition, fundable projects (infrastructure-related) for water security, climate resilience and development defined and shared with development banks.

The program was developed as response to the January 2009 AMCOW request for GWP to support

the implementation of the 2008 African Union Sharm el-Sheikh Declaration on Water and Sanitation. In early 2010, GWP and AMCOW with support from Regional Economic Commissions (SADC, ECOWAS, and ECCAS) convened climate change dialogues in Africa. The dialogues

identified actions relevant to advance water security and climate change adaptation in Africa. The request therefore identified three interrelated priorities; climate change adaptation, water governance and financing of integrated water resources management projects.

project number2665-00/2011
source of fundingOEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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