The Global Water Partnership Malawi took the conversation on water and sanitation in developing countries to the global stage when it discussed at the World Water Week in Stockholm, the need for WASH project implementers to involve all stakeholders, including project beneficiaries, in the identification of solutions to the challenges being faced.
H.M. King Letsie III of Lesotho said that it is critical for world leaders to make a concerted effort to secure Africa’s water supply and mitigate all factors that jeopardise water and its sources. H.M. Letsie III was addressing the International High-Level Panel for Water Investments in Africa Event during on World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden on 30th August.
Formal declaration by the Government of Senegal on the inauguration of the Expert Advisory Group for the International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa. The declaration was read by Mohammed Diatta on behalf of Hon. Serigne Mbaye THIAM, Minister of Water and Sanitation for the Republic of Senegal, at the High Level Panel Event during Stockholm World Water Week on 30 August 2022.
The Southern African Development Community-SADC- Member States have been urged use of an integrated approach to solving water, energy and food challenges known as WEF Nexus to accelerate water, energy and food security and economic growth of the region.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called for integrated planning and collaboration among stakeholders in the water, energy, and food (WEF) sectors, in order to achieve security targets and improve efficiency in managing natural resources.
Recent case studies and stakeholder consultations conducted by Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSAF) in the Buzi Basin shared between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, reveal the damaging effects of activities to the environment as well as water quality.
The Government of Botswana has commended the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for championing an integrated approach to dealing with challenges in water, food, and energy, which is proving efficient and effective.
From a distance, Kalima Primary School in Chikwawa district in the Southern part of Malawi looks like any other public school in the country; happy children running up and down around the school campus but cautious of the scotching heat. Temperatures in Chikwawa can get as high as 40 degrees Celsius and yet, the only water tap at the school is mostly dry. Children must brave both the heat and unending desire to quench their thirst.
Development partners in the Water and Sanitation sector in Malawi have bemoaned the financial gap that is hampering access to clean water. Data by Malawi’s National Statistics Office shows that 14% of Malawians, about 2.6 million people, do not have access to safe water, and about 27% of the population walk for over an hour to access safe water.
Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSAF) led by Vice Chair Eng. Munashe Mvura, attended a Diplomatic Corps working luncheon on July 26, hosted by the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Ms. Nardos Bekele- Thomas.