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Water, Climate Development Programme (WACDEP) by Alex Simalabwi

  1. 1. Support to implementation of the African Union Heads of State Sharm el Shelkh Declaration and commitments on water an climate change Water, Climate Development Programme November 2011
  2. 2. In November 2010, AMCOW EXCO issued a decision for GWP to operationalise the Water, Climate and Development Programme This was after close to 1.5 yrs of intense mobilisation by GWP in Africa after which a bottom up framework programme was developed based on 3 Regional workshops in Africa. AMCOW provided leadership in the workshops that let to the WACDEP
  3. 3. WATER, CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (WACDEP) <ul><ul><li>GOAL: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote water security as a key part of sustainable regional and national development and contribute to climate change resilience for economic growth and human security </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. PROGRAMME FOCUS supports implementation of the GWP strategy on adapting to climate change
  5. 5. Target Countries and River Basins <ul><li>8 countries identified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burkina Faso </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cameroon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tunisia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burundi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rwanda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mozambique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zimbabwe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 River Basins plus 1 aquifer in North Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limpompo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Victoria(Kagera) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Chad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North-Western Sahara Aquifer System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( Nile Basin -through collaboration with UNEP) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Integrating water security and climate resilience in development planning and decision-making processes </li></ul>
  7. 8. 2. Support development of “No regrets” investment and financing strategies for water security, climate resilience, including project preparation processes
  8. 9. <ul><li>3. Support to development of Capacities of institutions and stakeholders to integrate water security and climate resilience in development processes and plans </li></ul>
  9. 10. -Build climate resilience, get water, climate out of the silos - Linking Water, Climate and Economic Development agendas, strengthen coordination frameworks, Capacity development, institutional building COP People Finance/ economic Developement people Climate community (UNFCC COP people) Developement community Water community
  10. 11. Expected outcomes <ul><li>Water security and climate resilience integrated in development planning and decision-making processes </li></ul><ul><li>Capacities of partnerships, institutions, & stakeholders enhanced to integrate water security & climate resilience in development </li></ul><ul><li>“ No regrets” investment & financing strategies for water security, climate resilience established and govts begin implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Bankable projects (infrastructure related) developed and shared with regional development banks </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale investments leveraged, in building water security and climate resilience </li></ul>
  11. 12. PROGRESS
  12. 13. 9 Water Ministers attended the WACDEP Launch during 2011 Stockholm World Water Week
  13. 14. INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS WITH SOME AMCOW TAC MEMBERS, TUNIS-JUNE
  14. 15. Overall at least 23 countries in Africa from 5 River Basins to Benefit <ul><li>4 River Basins plus 1 aquifer in North Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basin/aquifer approach will enable the programe to benefit at least 23 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limpompo, Volta,Lake Victoria(Kagera),Lake Chad, North-Western Sahara Aquifer System, ( Nile Basin -through collaboration with UNEP) </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth work in some countries to generate lessons, tools,experiences, to share with other countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghana, Burkina Faso,Cameroon, Tunisia,Burundi,Rwanda,Mozambique,Zimbabwe </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Other Key Activities <ul><li>Identification of priority activities for detailed </li></ul><ul><li>implementation from 2012 onwards-ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up Programme Management structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up WACDEP Africa Coordination Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AMCOW Secretariat Desk Officer appointed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-regional and country structures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing a Programme Website in both French and English - www.gwp.org/wacdep </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of WACDEP in global climate change processes and the world water week in Stockholm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa Day </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Other Key Activities <ul><li>Developing a Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilience Development as a Tool to support implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Joint publication with UNFCCC on Fresh water resources and climate change adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of WACDEP in global climate change processes and the world water week in Stockholm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>COP 16, Mexico,COP 17, Durban: Water, Climate Development Day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support to African regional process for the World Water Forum: GWP Africa is Target Coordinator for Climate Change and WACDEP is central to the Targets for WWF </li></ul>
  17. 18. Global Linkages of WACDEP <ul><li>Part of the GWP Pleadge under the UNFCCC’s Nairobi Work Programme and officially recognised by UNFCCC </li></ul><ul><li>To be a mechanism in Africa for the user Interface Platform of the Global Framework for Climate Services under WMO </li></ul>
  18. 19. Framework for Water Security & Climate Resilient Development - A Tool to enable implementation of WACDEP, supported by Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
  19. 20. KEY OUTPUTS <ul><li>Technical Background Document </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Building Plan for the Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Briefs </li></ul>
  20. 21. Technical Background Document <ul><li>to guide robust decision-making in developing practical low or no-regret adaptation measures </li></ul><ul><li>captures international best practices in defining water security and climate resilient strategies, assessment methods, etc </li></ul><ul><li>critique on pros/cons of various methods in existence </li></ul><ul><li>develops/adapts methods for understanding water futures, climate futures and development futures </li></ul><ul><li>provides guidance on dealing with uncertainty, increased climate variability & climate information gaps </li></ul><ul><li>provide knowledge on relevant investments required to enhance water security & climate resilienc </li></ul><ul><li>Clarifes links between water security, IWRM, CC, develpt </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for the Strategic Framework on Water Security & Climate Resilient Development </li></ul>
  21. 22. Strategic Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development <ul><li>short, easy to use strategic document which outlines how to develop ‘no/low regrets’ investments strategies </li></ul><ul><li>focuses on how countries can develop ‘no/low regrets’ investment and financing strategies for water security and climate resilient development </li></ul><ul><li>how to incorporate water security and climate resilience into national development plans, macroeconomic frameworks, MTEF, national budgets and overall economy </li></ul><ul><li>based on the analytical work in the Technical Background document </li></ul>
  22. 23. Developing the Framework <ul><li>Milestones </li></ul><ul><li>2011 World Water Week-Inception meeting </li></ul><ul><li>COP 17-1st Draft consultations (international) </li></ul><ul><li>December: Regional consultations (Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>6th World Water Forum-Launch </li></ul>
  23. 24. Developing the Framework <ul><li>CORE TEAM </li></ul><ul><li>HR Wallingford- lead </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford University Centre for Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Policy Management </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Development Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Partners </li></ul><ul><li>University of East Anglia Water Security Centre International Office for Water (host of INBO) </li></ul><ul><li>IWMI-Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Systems Analysis Group </li></ul>
  24. 25. GWP Experts Review Panel <ul><li>Chair-Prof. Torkil Clausen </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Hall---- EU FWG </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Micheal Scoulos...GWP MED </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Abel Afouda...GWPWAF </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Mattias Fonteh...GWPCAF </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Edward Kairu..GWPEA </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Belynda Petrie...GWP SA </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mats Erickson....SIWI ( Secretary to Expert Panel) </li></ul><ul><li>Lindiwe Lusenga-AMCOW Rep </li></ul><ul><li>GWP TEC Rep ( to be filled) </li></ul>
  25. 26. Coordination & Mgt Team <ul><li>John Metgzer </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Simalabwi </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Takawira </li></ul>
  26. 27. WATER, CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME                 ‘ In the face of climate change, partnerships such as those launched in the Water, Climate and Development Programme with Global Water Partnership represent a good first step’. Hon. Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa, and President of AMCOW President , at the 3rd Africa Water Week, Nov. 2010
  27. 28. More information on Wacdep <ul><li>Progress Report </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gwp.org/Global/WCDP%20Files/WACDEP%20Progress%20Report%20to%20AMCOW%20TAC%2020%20October%202010.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>www.gwp.org/WACDEP </li></ul>

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