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.
“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
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 and women.
Direct jobs created through climate resilient water and sustainable sanitation
Second Pan-African Consultation gathers feedback on framework and indicators of AIP Water Investment Scorecard
The second virtual consultation on the development of the AIP Water Investment Scorecard took place on 16 September 2021, under the leadership of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), and supported by...
Guiding principles for the stakeholder-led development of the AIP Water Investment Scorecard have now been adopted by the Core and Technical Groups of partners. The AIP Water Investment Scorecard will raise awareness among African Heads of State, Presidents, and...
Partnership launched to convene International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa – AMCOW
The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), along with the United Nations Development Programme UNDP, United Nations Children’s Fund - UNICEF, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), African Development Bank, Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA), and Global...