The Government of Botswana has commended the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for championing an integrated approach to dealing with challenges in water, food, and energy, which is proving efficient and effective.
From a distance, Kalima Primary School in Chikwawa district in the Southern part of Malawi looks like any other public school in the country; happy children running up and down around the school campus but cautious of the scotching heat. Temperatures in Chikwawa can get as high as 40 degrees Celsius and yet, the only water tap at the school is mostly dry. Children must brave both the heat and unending desire to quench their thirst.
Development partners in the Water and Sanitation sector in Malawi have bemoaned the financial gap that is hampering access to clean water. Data by Malawi’s National Statistics Office shows that 14% of Malawians, about 2.6 million people, do not have access to safe water, and about 27% of the population walk for over an hour to access safe water.
The Austrian Embassy Development Cooperation in Uganda visited GWPEA secretariat to discuss the negative effects of climate change on access to water and how the region can attract more climate finance
Representatives of the Central African Youth for Water and Climate Network (RECOJAC) in the Central African Republic officially met with the Central African Republic Country Water Partnership to discuss better collaboration for the promotion of IWRM in the country