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Presentation made by Andrew Takawira, WACDEP Senior Programme Officer, GWP Consulting Partners Meeting, 26. August 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

Presentation made by Andrew Takawira, WACDEP Senior Programme Officer, GWP Consulting Partners Meeting, 26. August 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

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    Implementing the Water, Climate and Development Programme in Africa by Andrew Takawira Implementing the Water, Climate and Development Programme in Africa by Andrew Takawira Presentation Transcript

    • Implementing the Water, Climate and Development Programme in Africa Global Water Partnership Consulting Meeting 25 August 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
    • BACKGROUND
    • In November 2010 at the 3rd Africa Water Week inAddis Ababa:AMCOW EXCO issued a decision for GWPand partners to operationalise the Water,Climate and Development Programme(WACDEP)
    • WACDEP implementscommitments in the 2008 Sharm el Sheik Declaration by the AU Heads of State And is central to thedelivery of climate relatedobjectives in the AMCOW Triennial WorkPlan
    • CONSTANT CONSULTATIONS WITH AMCOW TAC MEMBERS
    • 9 Water Ministers attended the WACDEP Launch during 2011 Stockholm World Water Week
    • WACDEP builds onthe lessons learnt in IWRM Planning carried out from 2004 - 2009
    • • WACDEP contributes to the implementation of the GWP Strategy.• Within the GWP Global Climate Change Operational
    • Goal of WACDEP The goal of WACDEP is to promote water as a key part ofsustainable regional and national development and contribute to climate change adaptation for economic growth and human security.
    • This means…linking the water, climate and economic development agendas and strengthening coordination frameworks Climate community Developement community Water community(UNFCC COP people)....Working across silos, bridging divides....
    • Overall objective of WACDEP To support integration of water security and climate resilience in development planning and decision making processes
    • What will WACDEP deliver? WHAT WILL WACDEP DELIVER?
    • 4 WACDEP COMPONENTS1. No/low Regret investments in Regional and National developmentWith the following sub-componets:• Regional and Transboundary Cooperation• National developement and sector plans• No/low regrets investments• Project preparation and financing2. Demostration local projects: focusing on innovative solutionsand water-food-energy nexus3. Capacity Development and Knowledge Awareness - forwater security and climate resilience4. Partnerships & sustainability
    • WATER CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME -AFRICA Water security and climate resilience integrated in Africas growth and development M O U C T E Investments in Knowledge and Innovative Green Partnerships and regional and National Capacity Solutions Sustainability Development Development O U P T S N o P e o n c s a r t j t l i p C a y c m t i o n p C w e a o n P n d n u e a e A S v r t g F c n R s s o d n e s a r t e a t r g A V s I l C r i T E m d n S a g w F l i c N D I Rodubn o n o iT ea e ay m g /s s sr r r t t D w i l o n p e v m K o d n e t a g G D l o d n o d n p e e a a v v l c r t o n p P e a l c r t j i Integration, investments in Climate Enabling activities resilient growth and development
    • What will WACDEP deliver?OVERVIEW OF THE ACTIVITES IN WACDEP and PROGRESS
    • WP 1: Regional and Transboundary Cooperation – 5 transboundary basins North West Sahara Aquifer (SASS) Volta Basin Lake Chad Basin Kagera Basin Limpopo Basin
    • Example of an intervention at the transboundary level – Supporting the VBA to integrate water security and climate resilience Support to the Volta Basin Authority in integrating no/low regret water security and climate resilience investments into their Master Plan on sustainable development and management water resources
    • Example at the transboundary level – integratingno/low regret investments into the Limpopo IWRM Plan Identification and prioritisation of no/low regret investments from existing plans and also identifying new ones for integration into the Limpopo IWRM Plan
    • WP 2: National development and sector plansPiloted in 8 countries sofar:•Ghana•Burkina Faso•Cameroon•Tunisia•Burundi•Rwanda•Mozambique•Zimbabwe
    • mple of national level interventions – increasing water secu and building climate resilience in Tunisia • Climate Risk and Vulnerability Water Resources Mapping • Tunisian Drought Management Guide will be reviewed and updated to take into account climate change impacts
    • WP 3: No/low regret investments in water security and climate resilience To prioritise those investments that provide returns under a range of current and future scenarios (socio-economic and climatic)
    • Take intoconsiderationenvironmentalchallengesand the roleof theecosystem
    • Economic growth driving demand for the resource The growing economies and increasing demand on water resources
    • Population growth in Africa Taking into consideration population growth in Africa
    • Urbanisation in Africa
    • Taking intoconsiderationvulnerableandmarginalisedcommunities– through agender lens
    • Uncertainty isnot a reason fornot acting.No/low regretinvestments area starting pointto increasingwater securityand buildingclimateresilience
    • Framework iskey to theidentificationandprioritisation ofno/low regretinvestments
    • WP 3: No/low regret investments in water security and climate resilienceBuilding on IWRM investments can be for:•Infrastructure (both natural and engineeredapproaches)•Ensuring reliable and timely information tosupport decision-making•Building institutional capacity to managewater security in Africa
    • WP 3: Project Preparation and FinancingGWP w will work with development bankssuch as AfDB, DBSA, BOAD, World Bankto :•Increase knowledge sharing on projectpreparations facilities•Identifying bottlenecks in projectpreparation•Further develop viable projects forproject preparation
    • WP 5: Innovative Demonstration Projects –increasing water security and building climate resilience In East Africa: Bugasera (Burundi and Rwanda) Project focusing on taking forward transboundary water management commitments in a shared catchment at the community level .
    • : Innovative Demonstration Project – increasing water sec and building climate resilience In Central Africa: In the Congo Basin and Lake Chad- building on existing initiatives related to climate change adaptation mechanisms at community level such as agro-forestry and rain water harvesting.
    • WP 6: Capacity DevelopmentWorking with the CDKN andCapNet to ensure capacity is builtto identify, prioritise, appraise andintegrate investments intodevelopment planning processes.
    • WP 7: Knowledge management and awarenessCollaboration with UNFCCC led to a joint publication
    • Advocacy in UNFCCC COP meetings
    • WP 7: Knowledge management and awareness• With support from CDKN - knowledge products aimed at increasing the knowledge on water security and climate resilience have been developed .
    • At least 33 Ministers and theirrepresentatives witnessed the launch
    • WP 8: Partnership and Sustainablity•Funding activities for•Implementation teams•Linkages and
    • GWP Regions outside Africa developing similar WACDEP initiatives ng rki wo an e P - C ibbe imat l In GW h Car ity c Eu Asia wit mun M m e C IO on rope and Co ng AR -go s C a Ch tre/C ing imil entr n ar a Ce ini l Ea tia In tiv stern es pr Cen are o ad gra tral wi van mm Ame c e Am th th ed is ricaDe eric e C work – ve a en lop tra ing me l nt Ba nk Global level working with WMO on Drought and Flood
    • Visit www.gwp.org/wacdep