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…

Engaging with the Komati Basin Water Authority

Engaging with the Komati Basin Water Authority

Following a successful Rapid Advisory Service (RAS) in 2018, CRIDF has agreed to continue helping the bi-national Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) better deal with drought and climate change in both eSwatini and South Africa. Formed in 1993, the Authority manages the release of water from Driekoppies Dam in South Africa and Maguga Dam in…

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…