Welcome to the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF)
Finding solutions to water problems that affect the poor
Creating a cooperative environment for economic development
Laying the foundations for independence from water aid in Southern Africa
Finding long-term solutions to inter-country water management that will benefit some of the poorest people in the world
Helping to prevent water-related conflicts that could kill millions
Giving Southern Africa’s water engineering community the skills it needs to build essential infrastructure
Helping to bring about change through the private sector
Women in Africa have to walk 6 km on average every day just to fetch water
What we do
The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) is a UK-Aid funded programme. A major aim of CRIDF is to work with governments, businesses and other organisations in the Southern African Region to scope and design key transboundary water projects using best practice in order to ensure that they are both pro-poor, and fundable/bankable investment opportunities.
Where we work
CRIDF engages with projects across 12 countries in Southern Africa. Use our interactive map to find out more about the work we do by country.