The AIP is transforming the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful, and equitable Africa

The Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government adopted the Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) as part of Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa – Priority Action Plan 2 (PIDA-PAP 2) during the 34th ordinary session of African Union summit on 7 February 2021.

The goal of the AIP is to mobilise US$30billion in climate-resilient water investments by 2030 and create 5 million jobs. The objective of the AIP is to enhance job creation through gender sensitive investments in water security, industrialisation, and climate resilient development.

Delivery of water infrastructure in Africa is lagging behind the continent’s economic and social needs.

The AIP supports countries to develop and accelerate implementation of gender transformative climate resilient regional and national water investment programmes and projects, and contributes towards continental efforts on universal access to safe water, sanitation hygiene and integration of water security in COVID-19 economic recovery plans.

Our 2030 impact targets

$30 billion

Leveraged towards climate resilient water and sanitation investments

250 million

People benefit from resilient water investments and economic opportunities

4 million

Indirect jobs for vulnerable, poor youth and women.

1 million

Direct jobs created through climate resilient water and sustainable sanitation

Support Programmes

AIP SDG Water Investments

Catalyse commitment and leadership for coordinated climate resilient SDG water investment toward inclusive growth, Jobs and Industrialisation

AIP Water Climate Development and Gender

Mobilise partnerships and implement gender-transformative investments in water climate development

AIP Transboundary PIDA Water Investments

Accelerate project preparation, finance and implementation of regional and transboundary water investments

AIP Investment Facility

Accelerating the access to project finance for water and sanitation projects in Africa

AIP Water Investment Scorecard

A data-driven approach To rally political leadership and commitment to transform the investment outlook for water and sanitation towards the realisation of SDG 6.

“We need to support national efforts to strengthen the investment climate for water investment by defining a new narrative on water security – one that is rooted in mutual accountability and peer-to-peer learning.”

His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete
Fourth President of Republic of Tanzania
Chair: Global Water Partnership South Africa and African Coordination Unit

“The AIP Water Investment Scorecard is a valuable tool that will contribute to fast-tracking investments in the water sector through mutual accountability for results.”

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
CEO: African Union Development Agency-NEPAD