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
Leveraged towards climate resilient water and sanitation investments
People benefit from resilient water investments and economic opportunities
Indirect jobs for vulnerable, poor youth, women and girls
Direct jobs created through climate resilient water and sustainable sanitation
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...
PRESS RELEASE: AU Heads of States adopt the Continental Africa Water Investment Program, as part of the second phase of PIDA, paves way for water security and job creation in Africa
The Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State have formally adopted the progressive Continental Africa Water Investment Program (AIP), during its 34th Ordinary Session on 7th February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AIP was adopted as part of the second phase of...
“Vulnerable people especially women, girls, and children need social and environmental systems that are resilient to climate change”, said Kidanemariam Jembere, GWP Africa Technical Advisor. Kidanemariam Jembere – GWP Africa Technical Advisor Speaking at the...