Governance and Accountability

The organs, structures and institutions of the African Union (AU) provides political leadership and guidance to the AIP.

South Africa as champion of AIP will host the secretariat under guidance of AU. 

The programme is being implemented by AU Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and regional implementing partners, with support from GWP in collaboration with the African Developmen Bank/African Water Facility (AfDB/ AWF) , World Bank, African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), United Nations Development Programme - Global Environmental Finance (UNDP-GEF) Unit and interested partners. Implementation arrangements will consider the subsidiarity principle and allow utilisation, as appropriate, of national as well as RECs’ and/or River/Lake Basin Organisation  systems.