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International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Strategic Plan Presentation


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This is a presentation outlining IWMI's Strategic Plan. The International Water Management Institute is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private …

This is a presentation outlining IWMI's Strategic Plan. The International Water Management Institute is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is a non-profit organization with a staff of 350 and offices in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa and Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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  • 1. 2009-2013 Strategic Plan
    • Approximately 300 staff
    • 12 locations in Asia and Africa
    • Independent centre of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Research)
    • Budget (US$23m per annum)
  • 3. IWMI’s Vision and Mission
    • IWMI’s Vision Water for a food-secure world
    • IWMI’s Mission To improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment
  • 4. The Challenge
    • Water scarcity
    • This is a critical issue for many countries in the developed and developing world.
    • World Food Crisis in 2008
    • Food prices rose by over 40% in less than 12 months.
    • In Africa and Asia many poor people live on $1 per day or less.
    • The need for research has never been greater
  • 5. CGIAR Strategic Objectives Strategic Objective 1: Food for People : Create and accelerate sustainable increases in productivity and production of healthy food by and for the poor Strategic Objective 2: Environment for People : Conserve, enhance and sustainably use natural resources and biodiversity to improve the livelihoods of the poor in response to climate change and other factors Strategic Objective 3: Policies for People : Promote policy and institutional change that will stimulate agricultural growth and equity to benefit the poor, especially rural women and other disadvantaged groups
  • 6. IWMI’s Strategic Advantages
    • Offices in 12 countries in Africa and Asia
    • A problem solving/adaptive management focus aimed at putting research into development action
    • A culturally appropriate and gender equitable approach targeted for different operating environments
    • A focus on capacity building of developing country nationals
    • A knowledge and evidence-based approach to problem solving
    • An integrated water resources management and multi-interdisciplinary approach
  • 7. IWMI’s Guiding Principles
    • A focus on poverty and gender
    • Improving and safeguarding water access as a pathway to poverty reduction
    • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
    • Understanding the interaction of agriculture with other ecosystems
    • Evidence-based water policy and management
    • The challenges of physical water scarcity, economic water scarcity, the impacts of climate change on water resources and deteriorating water quality set the backdrop of IWMI’s agenda for the next few years
  • 8. Theme One: Water Availability and Access
    • Sub-themes:
    • Drivers of change, water availability and access
    • Adaptive management strategies and tradeoffs
    • Climate change, water and agriculture
  • 9. Theme Two: Productive Water Use
    • Sub-themes:
    • 1. Revitalizing irrigation
    • 2. Managing water in rainfed systems
    • 3. Sustainable use of wetlands
  • 10. Theme Three: Water Quality, Health & Environment
    • Sub-themes:
    • 1. Managing the impacts of land degradation on water resources
    • 2. Making an asset out of wastewater
  • 11. Theme Four: Water and Society
    • Sub-themes:
    • 1. Water governance
    • 2. Water economics
    • 3. Water, poverty and equity
    • 4. Impact assessment
  • 12. Partnerships
    • Partnerships with other CGIAR centers via programs and projects and the Challenge Program on Water and Food that facilitate holistic problem solving approaches
    • Strong partnerships with regional agricultural and water organizations, and national agricultural and water research agencies to facilitate adoption of research output
    • Access to latest water science via partnerships with advanced research institutes