AIP Support to HLPW

The HLPW was co-convened in 2016 by the UN Secretary-General and the World Bank President to provide the leadership required to tackle one of the world’s most pressing challenges – an ever growing water crisis. The Panel identified ways in which the world could accelerate progress towards ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6).

The HLPW membership comprised 11 sitting Heads of State from Australia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Jordan, South Africa, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Senegal, Tajikistan; and a Special Advisor.

AIP is championed by the three African HLPW members (South Africa, Mauritius and Senegal) and will support implementation of HLPW outcomes relevant to Africa and key African Union Heads of state decisions on water, growth and development.

The AIP will support implementation of the outcomes of the two-year tenure of the HLPW, particularly relating to creating jobs, promoting industrialization, and unlocking inclusive, sustainable climate-resilient development and achievement of SDG 6 targets through water security investments that work towards attainment of universal access to safe water and safely managed sanitation across Africa.

The AIP contributes to implementing the recommendations of 
(i) the HLPW Outcome Document 
, including the 2018 – 2028 UN Water Decade, and (ii) the synthesis report of the Africa regional process for the 8th World Water Forum. Within the context of attaining the goals of the African Union Agenda 2063 – the Africa We Want, the AfDB High Five Priorities, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the AIP will bolster on-going efforts to actualise the Africa Water Vision 2025 of "an Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional cooperation and the environment. "