In June 2017, the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), through the Government of South Africa, commissioned GWP to develop a legacy water initiative for Africa. In response, the Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) has been developed in collaboration with African Union and the African Development Bank (AfDB) /Africa Water Facility. Read more about the:
To transform and improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful and equitable society.
To enhance job creation through gender sensitive investments in water security, industrialization and climate resilient development. Read more
CHALLENGES ADDRESSED BY AIP
In addition to implementing relevant outcomes of the HLPW, AIP will address the challenges defined by AfDB and AMCOW in the Africa Regional Report for the 8th Word Water Forum.
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.