GWP Southern Africa has been developing this relationship for more than ten years, demonstrating how the partnership serves the SADC region in supporting the achievement of the region’s development goals.
The Dialogue serves as a platform for regional stakeholders from water-using sectors to engage with the water sector and share experiences on different aspects of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and how IWRM approaches can address key aspects of socio-economic development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa. The multi-stakeholder water dialogues are held under the overall theme of Watering Development in SADC and 2011’s theme is focused on ‘Demystifying Climate Finance’.
GWP Southern Africa and the SADC Water Division are focused on finalising the 3rd IWRM Regional Strategic Action Plan. Most international partners in the region have streamlined and harmonised their support for large regional programmes through SADC, and GWP will be a neutral implementing agent for SADC regional programmes.