To develop joint strategies geared toward promoting female engagement in decision-making in the water and climate sector, GWP Cameroon in collaboration with UN Women Cameroon and the Ministry in charge of promoting women and family (MINPROFF) organized a multi-stakeholder gender café in Yaoundé on August 17th, 2022.
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
The Central African Republic Country Water Partnership (GWP-CAR) in collaboration with the country's Ministry of Energy Development and Water Resources, launched the Global Water Leadership in a Changing Climate (GWL) Program during a national multi-stakeholder workshop held in Bangui from June 22nd – 24th 2022.
GWL is a global initiative that aims to support emerging countries, including CAR to improve their, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene services and strengthen climate resilience while bridging the gap between IWRM and WASH.
The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Chad and GWP-Central Africa (GWP-CAf) organized a three-day regional capacity-building workshop for Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organizations, to enable them to sensitize the communities within the Lake Chad Basin area on environmental awareness.
The workshop which brought together representatives of five pre-selected NGOs and CSOs, from the five member states (Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Central African Republic) of the LCBC was held in Douala, Cameroon on June 28th – 30th 2022.
About 500 GWP partners from the thirteen GWP Regions gathered online on May 25th for the 2022 GWP Network meeting to share experiences and discuss initiatives geared toward leading the change and innovation in the water sector.
Following the development of the WASSMO web-based system for monitoring and reporting progress in the water and sanitation sector in Africa, AMCOW/AUC in collaboration with the government of the Republic of Benin organized a three-day capacity building workshop from May 10th - 12th 2022 in Cotonou for WASSMO and Sanitation focal points in Central and West Africa.
Thanks to the financial support of Global Water Partnership (GWPO) and GWP-Central Africa as part of the network’s youth engagement support, the Water and Climate Network of Central African Youth Organizations (RECOJAC) participated in the 9th World Water Forum held on March 21st to 26th in Dakar, Senegal.
In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day commemorated under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, the female staff of the regional secretariat of GWP-Central Africa, took part in a training on good practices of vegetative propagation in agroforestry to promote climate adaptation and build resilience.
To commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day which is celebrated under the theme, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, GWP -Central Africa spotlights three women who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. We asked them about what inspired them as women, to join the fight against climate change in their different scope of work plus their contributions so far to climate adaptation. Here is what they had to say.