Fundraising in Southern Africa


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Address to the Global Water Partnership (GWP)'s Consulting Partners Meeting 2009, on the subject of fund raising experiences in Southern Africa

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Fundraising in Southern Africa

  1. 1. REGIONAL FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCES Successes and Challenges for GWP Southern Africa Ruth Beukman Regional Coordinator GWPSA CP 2009 - Stockholm
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>A brief history of the fundraising experiences since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight key lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight recent changes and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Indicate how GWPSA is attempting to address the challenges (SBP/FR/P&ID/ 5-year work pgm) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions – key messages </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief History <ul><li>2003 (core support Sida, DFID and Dutch) </li></ul><ul><li>Sida: last year of phase of pgm support (usd 400 000) </li></ul><ul><li>DFID: FFA project with SADC (usd850 000 – IWRM and GWP awareness) </li></ul><ul><li>GTZ : SAWINET project – IWRM information system (usd 160 000) </li></ul><ul><li>WB : IWRM cases – Toolbox (usd34 000) </li></ul><ul><li>2004-2007 </li></ul><ul><li>GWPO: Core (usd250-300 000pa) +facilitation funds (usd100 000) </li></ul><ul><li>WHO: Health and Youth – Lesotho (usd550 000) </li></ul><ul><li>CIDA (usd2,7 mil)/Dutch (usd2,2mil): National IWRM planning project (Regional + 4 CWPs, 3-4yrs, Mal/Zam 1,5 mil; Moz/SD 1,5 mil) </li></ul><ul><li>Sida: new phase GWPSA pgm support – 5 outputs (usd1,02mil) </li></ul><ul><li>Danida: SADC Dialogue 2007 (IWRM awareness – other sectors) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brief History contd. <ul><li>2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>GWPO: Core (usd300 000pa) + facilitation funds </li></ul><ul><li>CIDA (project closed) </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch: National IWRM planning project (Reg.+ 2 countries Moz/Swazi) </li></ul><ul><li>Danida: SADC Dialogues (GWPSA ‘implementation agent’ for SADC ) IWRM awareness – policy makers – other sectors and IWRM local lessons (usd 220 000) </li></ul><ul><li>AfDB: Regional IWRM assessment and future options (usd 270 000; reg + 12 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>FANRPAN/Challenge Pgm: (research/ S/H engagement/ water and food) </li></ul><ul><li>RCCP/InWent/DWF: Climate Change adaptation – alliance bldg – 0 usd! </li></ul><ul><li>Sida : 10months only - Bridging Phase – gearing up for GWPSA regional strategy (usd330 000) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Lessons <ul><li>GWPSA pgm – many small project activities to more pgm focus </li></ul><ul><li>Projects come to an end! (CWP activities and sustainability) </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity and continuity of Secretariat staff (incl finance & technical - IWRM) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing donor relationships & involvement – contd meaningful delivery, trust & accountability & ‘professionalism’ (but ‘comfort of a few only’ – broaden support) </li></ul><ul><li>Developed stronger strategic alliances (WaterNet/Cap-Net, IUCN, IWSD, Inwent, IWMI, FANRPAN etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring alignment with SADC regional priority framework and CWP – national priority frameworks </li></ul>
  6. 6. Changes & Challenges <ul><li>Previously well resourced region – impact of economic down turn? </li></ul><ul><li>Donor agreements – towards efficiency – streamlining of funds & ‘basket’ (Sida) –broaden programme support base vs nature of wk?? </li></ul><ul><li>SADC-GWPSA relationship & alignment – essential … but donor preference – SADC channel - competition for funds? Relationship? </li></ul><ul><li>Need solid IWRM pgm, vibrant & well capacitated RWP & CWPs - sustained </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to fundraise </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate – outcomes vs ‘impacts on the ground’ (figure) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thanks to Paul Crawford RESOURCES OUTPUTS OUTCOMES IMPACT CONTROL Boundary actors GWP team Ultimate beneficiaries Strategic partners Other actors and factors
  8. 8. Addressing the Challenges <ul><li>Revised/ aligned regional strategy (2 pgm goals/2 enabling goals) </li></ul><ul><li>GWPS Strategic Business Plan – to operationalise the strategy incl ‘market GWPSA’ </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant GWPSA 5 year work programme (goals 1 and 2 focus) </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling thrusts on Fundraising and Partnership & Institutional development - also knowledge management, capacity development , OM </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fundraising strategy <ul><li>Funding history –understand trends </li></ul><ul><li>Donor mapping & prioritisation – familiar and new - not the usual for GWPSA – consolidate, rekindle, build new relations </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative fundraising opportunities (bidding? Investment? Contributions –incl in-kind) </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional arrangements - GWPSA structures (Chair/ Sec/SC/RTEC /CWPs/Strategic allies etc) and roles / mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Developing & implementing a resource mobilisation plan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusions – key messages <ul><li>Take nothing for granted </li></ul><ul><li>Much effort into relationship building – strategic allies and donors and Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity, focus and role – importance of ‘implementable strategy’ towards - all 4 goals together – package as ‘GWP value-added pgm’ with Partners, Strategic allies, Donors and Boundary actors (need a fundraising strategy – practical) </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful delivery - make a difference to the world out there (beyond our areas of influence?) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to try new ways of raising resources – can only learn by doing! </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>