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…

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…

Collaboration for resilience in SADC’s transport corridor border towns

This June, a meeting on cross-border infrastructure projects brought CRIDF and some of its key collaborators to the offices of the Zambian Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection in Lusaka. The meeting was organised by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Water Fund in order to establish closer working relationships between the…

Country by country: overviews of CRIDF action

CRIDF has produced a series of 11 Country Overviews to succinctly present the full scope of its engagement in projects within each Southern African Development Community country. Given the Facility’s numerous streams of activities across Southern Africa, many of which are transboundary initiatives spanning multiple countries, these briefs were created to make it easy for anyone…

Improvement of water and sanitation infrastructure begins in Zambia

In October 2017, work began on refurbishing water and sanitation infrastructure in the town of Kazungula, Zambia. This project is a partnership between CRIDF, the Southern Water and Sewerage Company and the contractor PCI Africa. The Kazungula project is part of the 12 towns water supply and sanitation initiative. This initiative was prioritised in 2011…