HLPW Africa Legacy-AIP Interim Secretariat
c/o Department of Water and Sanitation/ GWP Africa Coordination Unit
333 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield Pretoria, South Africa
The organs, structures and institutions of the African Union (AU) will provide political leadership and guidance to the AIP. South Africa as champion of AIP will host the secretariat under guidance of AU. The programme will be 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.
Project Preparation Partnership has been established to provide a structured resource for African countries to access continued strategic and technical support in prioritization and preparation of climate resilient water projects for financing by the Green Climate Fund and other climate funds.