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, women and girls

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 Project Preparation Platform

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


Youth Leaders Fellowship open for application

Youth Leaders Fellowship open for application

The Global Water Partnership (GWP)-AIP Youth Leadership Fellowship aims to empower young people in driving the transformation required to improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation in Africa. This Fellowship offers youth leaders with...

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