Partners

African Cooperating Partners

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

It is for this reason that WaterNet has been a flagship programme of the SADC Regional Strategic Action Plan on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management (RSAP2 2004‐2010) and is the keystone component of capacity building under the new RSAP3 (2011‐ 2015). WaterNet is also responsible for the SADC‐EAC (East African Community) capacity building programme on large water infrastructure, water integrity and the Zambezi Watercourse Commission’s capacity building programme. It is on the basis of these strong contributions to the region that SADC’s Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Water recently approved WaterNet’s status as a SADC Subsidiary Institution as granted by the SADC head of states in August 2012, based upon the recommendation of the SADC Executive Secretary.

African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)

WaterNet is playing an increasingly prominent role at continental level, through the AMCOW Water, Climate and Development Programme. With the growing threat of climate change, which is likely to strike our region with increased droughts and floods, and decreased availability of water resources, WaterNet has moved with the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa and the Southern African Climate Change Network to establish initiatives to build the region’s capacity to respond to climate change and to share climate change knowledge at all levels. The flagship will be an AMCOW initiative, funded by the Africa Water Facility.

WaterNet is playing an increasingly prominent role at continental level, through the AMCOW Water, Climate and Development Programme referred to above and the Agricultural Water for Africa Partnership (AgWA), where WaterNet hosts the activities for Southern and East Africa and Chairs the Pan‐African and Regional Steering Committees.

Global Water Partnership (GWP)-South Africa

The implementation of IWRM is a key tool in the response to climate change. It is for this reason that the region’s climate change adaptation strategy for the water sector (adopted in September 2011) is mainstreamed into all areas of the water sector programme in SADC. WaterNet will play a role in the region’s response by playing a leading role in two major
capacity building initiatives, in partnership with the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, one under SADC and one under AMCOW (the African Ministers Council on Water) implemented by GWP and supported by the Africa Water Facility, where WaterNet will lead the capacity building component, in collaboration with sister networks elsewhere in Africa. Additionally, WaterNet leads the Southern African component of the EC Framework Programme 7 project DEWFORA, which aims to improve drought early warning and forecasting throughout Africa. With the Southern African Climate Change Network, WaterNet is establishing an initiative to share climate change knowledge at all levels.

African Development Bank (ADB)
Africa Water Facility
Development Bank Southern Africa (DBSA)

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

 

International Cooperating Partners