Country Water Partnerships (CWP):
Experience from GWP / WA
Dam MOGBANTE
Regional Coordinator
GWP-WAf
Country Water Partnerships
(CWP)
Basic requirements include :
• A new Country Water
Partnership should only be
established...
Country Water Partnerships
(CWP)
Basic requirements include
also:
To follow the main values for
GWP:
– inclusiveness,
– op...
Rational
• The CWP is seen as the GWP registred partners network at
country level,
• Guided by the GWP texts, including th...
Key features
• The CWP has it own Statutes, Rules and Regulations, and
Organs: General Assembly of Partners, Steering Comm...
• Expansion of CWPs (13 out of the 15 ECOWAS countries )
However, the performance of CWPs is still uneven
Usually a need f...
Conclusion
• CWPs are Key for GWP operation at country level;
• CWP a key element in the GWP Knowledge Chain.
But Most of ...
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GWP Country Water Partnerships - the West Africa Experience

  1. 1. Country Water Partnerships (CWP): Experience from GWP / WA Dam MOGBANTE Regional Coordinator GWP-WAf
  2. 2. Country Water Partnerships (CWP) Basic requirements include : • A new Country Water Partnership should only be established if it has an expectation to be able to secure its financial self-sustainability in a reasonable period after its initial launch. • A CWP should not be dependent on funding from either the GWPO or RWP.  But experience shows that these do not work most of the time!
  3. 3. Country Water Partnerships (CWP) Basic requirements include also: To follow the main values for GWP: – inclusiveness, – openness, – transparency, – tolerance, – equity and – solidarity. – Gender sensitive  And these are key challenges !
  4. 4. Rational • The CWP is seen as the GWP registred partners network at country level, • Guided by the GWP texts, including the Conditions for Accreditation • Set up through a participatory approach, step by step and on consensus building : – Identification of the relevant/key stakeholders that adhere to GWP principles – Information and sensitisation of identified stakeholders – Consultative meeting among stakeholders – Small working group to follow the process – Feasibility study for the partnership creation (National context relevance and niches) – constitutive and launching meeting of the partnership
  5. 5. Key features • The CWP has it own Statutes, Rules and Regulations, and Organs: General Assembly of Partners, Steering Committee and Technical and Scientific Committee • Membership open and all inclusive with "Cross and inter sectoral stakeholders” • Legal status: Almost all the CWPs are registered as a national NGO or Association • Important principle : Host Institution for financial and administrative Backing • Small permanent secretariat (Not easy to run) • Adapted to the conditions of the country structure
  6. 6. • Expansion of CWPs (13 out of the 15 ECOWAS countries ) However, the performance of CWPs is still uneven Usually a need for support: • Financial & technical support (core funding) to CWPs and team building workshops • Training & technical support to member organisations CWP in West Africa Benin : 2001 Côte d’Ivoire: Jan. 2006 Burkina Faso : Feb. 2002 Cape Verde : May 2006 Senegal : Nov. 2002 Guinea: Oct. 2006 Nigeria : Dec. 2002 Togo : Nov. 2006 Ghana : Dec. 2002 Bissau Guinea: May 2009 Mali: April 2003 Gambia: Dec, 2011 Niger : March 2005
  7. 7. Conclusion • CWPs are Key for GWP operation at country level; • CWP a key element in the GWP Knowledge Chain. But Most of CWPs still weak and need to be supported Clearly with. • Minimum Secretariat equiped with running cost  direct budget for core needs. • Capacity building to relay appropriately messages and actions of GWP in the country. • Strong involvement in the projects preparation and implementation.
  8. 8. Thank you!

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