GWP Eastern Africa (GWPEA) is one of 13 regional networks that make up GWP, an international network that was created in 1996 to foster implementation of integrated water resources management: the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources that maximises economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of ecosystems and the environment.

GWP Eastern Africa was constituted in 2003 by stakeholders to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels in the East Africa region. GWPEA promotes the Integrated Water Resources Management(IWRM) ideology in a holistic approach to finding solutions to water insecurity.

GWPEA is currently composed of nine Country Water Partnerships (Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) and has over 300 partners from state members. GWPEA works with these CWPs to address water related challenges such as drought, floods, food insecurity and climate change among others, through the application of IWRM.