Delivering inclusive, gender-sensitive water infrastructure

Delivering inclusive, gender-sensitive water infrastructure

On International Women’s Day we reflect on CRIDF’s approach to gender equality and our efforts to address gender and social inclusion through water infrastructure projects. The approach is delivering results across Southern Africa – not only for women and girls but for entire communities and the wider water sector. The campaign theme for this year’s…

Ensuring clean water and sanitation for all

Ensuring clean water and sanitation for all

In an effort to enhance the delivery of clean water to under-served rural areas, CRIDF recently presented proposals regarding a sustainable pro-poor water supply regulation strategy to attendees at the 12th Annual Conference of the Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association. ESAWAS is a network of regulators from the Southern African…

Stepping Up at the Fourth Africa Climate Resilience Investment Summit

Stepping Up at the Fourth Africa Climate Resilience Investment Summit

ACRIS IV, the Fourth Africa Climate Resilience Investment Summit, unfolded from 5 to 7 March 2019 in Johannesburg. Under the banner “Stepping Up Climate Action in Africa”, a series of high-level expert panels brought voices from governments, civil society, international financial organisations and the private sector together to showcase priority areas of climate resilient investments.…

Climate-proofing water and energy supplies in the Zambezi River Basin

Climate-proofing water and energy supplies in the Zambezi River Basin

In May 2019, UK Aid representatives visited Livingstone, Zambia, where CRIDF is helping the Southern Water & Sewerage Co. (SWSCO) prepare a feasibility study as part of an application to the Green Climate Fund to climate-proof the city’s water supply and sanitation network. Livingstone is especially vulnerable to climate change due to reductions in the…

Bridging the gap in Zambia’s water network

Bridging the gap in Zambia’s water network

The town of Kazungula, Zambia, located at a convergence with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, is poorly serviced by water infrastructure. Yet its proximity to the world-class tourist attraction of Victoria Falls and the impending replacement of the ferry with the Kazungula Bridge means that expansion of existing services is urgently needed. This is especially critical…