Chad, Congo, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe have completed the third round of reporting on indicator 6.5.1 of Sustainable Development Goal 6, which monitors the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
A series of training workshops organized by the GWP-Central African Republic and the National Climate Coordination Unit were held in Bangui from September 14–22, 2023. The workshops aimed to reinforce the capacity of government officials, civil society, and private sector representatives on GCF operational procedures. Specifically, GCF investment mechanisms and criteria, project life cycles, accreditation processes, and other GCF requirements (gender, indigenous peoples, environmental, and social safeguards)
Following a unanimous decision of the steering committee of the Central African Republic Country Water Partnership (CWP CAR), the Director General of Water Resources, Mr. Barnabé FALIBA, was appointed chair of GWP-CAR, with Madam Yvette NDONGA as the vice chair.
A multi-partner workshop held on May 3rd to 4th in Bangui in view of completing output 3 of the GCF Readiness project in the Central African Republic, which is the development and submission to the GCF of two project concept notes integrating gender and social inclusion with a focus on water-related themes.
To promote a climate-resilient approach to the management of water resources in the Central African Republic, GWP-Central African Republic (CWP-CAR), in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy Development and Water Resources, organized a two-day multi-stakeholder workshop on May 4–5 in Bangui to popularize and promote the ownership of existing strategy and policy documents in the country’s water and climate sectors.
The Lake Chad Basin Commission and GWP-Central Africa, with the support of the World Metrological Organization, organized the second regional stakeholder consultation for the "Integrated Water Resources Management and Early Warning System for Climate Change Resilience in the Lake Chad Basin" project. The regional workshop was held in N’Djamena, Chad, on March 29th–31st, 2023.
Representatives of government ministries, private sector, civil society, and research organisations met in Yaoundé under the umbrella of a stakeholder consultation organized by GWP-Cameroon in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy (MINEE) on March 23rd, 2023 to verify and finalize the country’s score on the AIP scorecard.
GWP-Central Africa joins the international community to celebrate the 2023 International Women’s Day commemorated under the theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
This year’s theme seeks to recognize and celebrate the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education. It also explores the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities. (UN Women)
How can GWP support governments to better integrate gender into their IWRM plans and policies to improve country score on SDG 6.5.1? In response to this, GWP-Central Africa organized a multi-stakeholder consultation in Mbalmayo, Cameroon on February 22nd to test the gender checklist developed by the Global Water Partnership (GWPO) under its SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme.