CRIDF at World Water Week 2019: Financing social transformation to meet the SDGs

CRIDF at World Water Week 2019: Financing social transformation to meet the SDGs

In August this year, World Water Week will bring nearly 4,000 water experts from around the world to Stockholm to attend 265 sessions under the overarching theme of ‘Water for society – including all’. They will discuss one of the most crucial challenges to humanity: providing sustainable and affordable access to water to all, in…

Mainstreaming gender to make water projects work better

Mainstreaming gender to make water projects work better

Many water schemes fail because women aren’t consulted or considered at the project preparation stage, meaning the final design does not meet the needs and expectations of female beneficiaries. To help address this problem, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) recently hosted a ‘Gender Clinic’ – funded by the German development agency, GIZ, and organised…

Project Preparation Partnership to help connect projects with finance

Project Preparation Partnership to help connect projects with finance

CRIDF’s ability to provide countries with advice that can help them access finance to implement much-needed water projects was central to a new 2018 initiative. The initiative was launched in South Africa in September, at a workshop that focused on project preparation and the benefits of partnering. Attended by more than 100 participants from 24…

Engaging with stakeholders to create a vision for water management in the Limpopo River Basin

Engaging with stakeholders to create a vision for water management in the Limpopo River Basin

In November 2018, CRIDF worked with the Technical Task Team of the Limpopo Watercourse Commission (LIMCOM) to hold consultation workshops in the Limpopo River Basin. The LIMCOM workshops took place in the four countries covered by the Basin – Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The aim was to inform a regional vision for managing…

Scoping complete and feasibility studies underway in Kasumbalesa (DRC) and Kasumbalesa (Zambia) cross-border project to improve water sanitation and hygiene

Scoping complete and feasibility studies underway in Kasumbalesa (DRC) and Kasumbalesa (Zambia) cross-border project to improve water sanitation and hygiene

CRIDF recently completed the first phase of a transboundary project to improve water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Kasumbalesa border towns along the Copper Belt Transport Corridor, straddling Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In this first phase – a scoping assessment – CRIDF analysed data provided by the German development agency GIZ…

Workshop hastens progress as Save River Basin project Phase 2 gains momentum

Workshop hastens progress as Save River Basin project Phase 2 gains momentum

The Save River Basin is one of three basins shared exclusively between Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In 2013, the two countries produced a Save River Basin Joint Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy, which lays out 20-year development priorities for the basin. Since 2015, CRIDF has been helping the countries implement some components of the strategy. The…