The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) is 1 of 13 Regional Water Partnerships of the GWP; a global network of more than 2900 partners in over 180 countries across the globe, all working toward a water secure world.
The GWP-C WACDEP for the Caribbean was spurred by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) network-wide focus on water and climate change. In 2011, the global organisation established a clearly defined strategic direction geared at aligning water and its management with climate change adaptation, with the view that water security provides a focus for adaptation strategies and a framework for action.
The Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP)
The Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) has been created to support the integration of water security and climate change adaptation into development planning processes and the design of financing and investment strategies. In fact, water is the principal medium through which people, ecosystems and economies will experience the impacts of climate change. WACDEP can enable successful planning for better water use in a world that would otherwise be severely affected by climate change and poor development planning.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is therefore responding to the climate change challenge through the Global Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) which includes a portfolio of programmes and projects aiming to build climate resilience through better water management. The WACDEP programmes and projects are developed by GWP Regional Water Partnerships in collaboration with relevant governments and regional economic development communities:
Regional Water, Climate and Development Programmes (WACDEP)
In Africa focusing on putting in place investments for water security and climate resilience and jointly implemented with African Union and African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW).
In Asia and Caucasus, focusing on the integration of water security and climate resilience in development planning processes and putting in place investments for water security and climate resilience in China, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia and Caucasus.
In the Caribbean, focusing on promoting water security and climate resilience in Caribbean states for sustainable development, implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) at the regional and country level.
In Latin America, focusing on water security for climate change adaptation and supporting the integration of water security and climate change adaptation into development planning processes and investments in Central America and South America.