GWP Eastern Africa(GWPEA) is one of 13 regional arms of Global Water Partnership Network(GWP), a worldwide network that aims to advance the governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development.
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.