CRIDF Briefings and Presentations

CRIDF Briefings and Presentations

While the CRIDF Resource Centre is under development, you can find a range of useful resources in this temporary library. We are constantly updating the library, so check back regularly for new materials. The links below guide you to briefings produced by CRIDF and its partners.

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(PDF, 742 KB, 2017)

A two‑side overview of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility, describing the aims, approaches and services offered.

Unlocking international finance for water infrastructure in Angola

(PDF, 645 KB, 2017)

This summary report is intended to help guide policy makers and experts to identify potential sources of international finance for climate‑resilient water infrastructure, and particularly the ways in which Angola can prepare itself to access this finance. It combines the findings from several stand-alone reports that have been produced as part of a study into climate finance for the water sector, and includes common approaches and tools that have emerged from our overarching research in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe that water institutions can use to make it easier to access climate finance.

CRIDF Services

(PDF, 772 KB, 2017)

A two-side overview of the services CRIDF delivers.

Songwe River Basin Development Programme

(PDF, 103 KB, 2017)

A two‑side overview brief produced by CRIDF for the Songwe River Basin Development Programme for the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm. The brief describes the programme, the work it has delivered to date and the excellent investment opportunity the programme offers.

KAZA Pathways to climate resilient livelihoods in the KAZA TFCA – Policy Brief

(PDF, 833 KB, 2014)

This project aims to benefit the economy of the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) by helping KAZA communities develop agricultural products that can be incorporated into the more secure tourism industry. This four‑page document gives an overview of the project and the goals that must be achieved for KAZA communities to successfully join the tourism value chain.

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(PDF, 449 KB, 2017)

A two‑side leaflet containing information on the work to improve climate resilience within the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area. The leaflet contains background to issues in the area and a timeline of where to go from here.

Lessons learnt from engaging with the Green Climate Fund

(PDF, 1.3 MB, 2017)

This PowerPoint presentation documents the lessons learnt by CRIDF in engaging with the Green Climate Fund. It highlights some key observations for the Fund to develop its systems, processes and guidelines for transboundary and multi‑country projects. The presentation contains:

– Explanation and observations on CRIDF’s assistance to the Zimbabwean Green Climate Fund proposal, including ideas and action steps

– A review of the climate finance that is available for water infrastructure within the SADC (Southern African Development Community

– CRIDF’s recommendations to the Fund.

OKACOM concept note: Green Climate Fund application

(PDF, 168 KB, Undated)

This concept note provided guidance for the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission to submit an application to the Green Climate Fund, seeking to fund a programme of activities to improve livelihoods, water security and climate resilience for communities in the Cubango-Okavango River Basin. The note gives background on the Basin and Commission as well as their climate adaptation objectives. It then proposes a series of work packages to support the achievement of these goals and a submission to the Fund. This document also includes information on how CRIDF can provide support in developing the application.

Presentation on the Climate Resilient Development Pathways approach

(PDF, 933 KB, 2016)

This presentation was delivered to the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission Secretariat and the World Bank to introduce the Climate Resilient Development Pathways (CRDP) approach. It details the problems faced by Southern Africa and the need for strategic planning to integrate climate resilience into development, and offers CRDP as a solution. The presentation outlines the steps to be taken in the following six-month programme to develop and pilot the CRDP approach.

Presentation introducing the Climate Resilience Infrastructure Development Facility

(PDF, 712 KB, Undated)

This presentation offers an introduction to CRIDF, including its approaches, impact and activities. It was produced to introduce CRIDF to the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) in the initial engagement stage.

Presentation on CRIDF projects: From projects to peace

(PDF, 858 KB, 2014)

This PowerPoint presentation, produced for Africa Water Week 2014, offers an introduction to the organisation and goals of CRIDF. It gives an overview of three projects:

– Zambia Climate Change Adaptation Project

– Reducing drought and flood vulnerability through innovation – Mayana, Namibia

– Multi‑sector project – Ruhuhu Valley, Tanzania

Presentation on CRIDF: Partner engagement for effective implementation of water infrastructure projects in the SADC region

(PDF, 2.6 MB, 2014)

This presentation, from December 2014, gives an outline of CRIDF and how it identifies and develops small-scale water infrastructure projects in the Southern African Development Community. The presentation then describes the projects that are currently in the pipeline and the funding mechanisms CRIDF leverages to source investment.

Strengthening and developing the institutional framework for the climate resilient infrastructure development in SADC

(PDF, 214 KB, 2017)

This document outlines the institutional study that was carried out as CRIDF1 was coming to an end in March 2017. The study aimed to review how CRIDF could become a sustainable facility in the long term by engaging with key stakeholders and identifying future options. The document offers discussion on the Southern African Development Community water sector, river basin organisations and bi-lateral donors and financers. The document then presents the principles that emerged from the institutional study and possible options for CRIDF moving forward.