The AIP is transforming the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful, and equitable Africa
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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.
In August 2018, AUDA-NEPAD, African Development Bank, African Ministers’ Council on Water, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, Global Water Partnership signed a joint communique to transform the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation, the AIP goal.
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
Africa’s Water Investment Gap is Growing
Delivery of water investments across Africa is below target to meet the continent’s growing needs. It is estimated that at least US$30 billion/year needs to be invested to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target on water and sanitation. Currently, only US$10-US$19 billion is invested each year. The AIP aims to close the water investments gap of US$11-US$20 billion/year by mobilising US$30 billion/year by 2030.
The water investment requirement is even larger for Africa to achieve the Africa Water Vision 2025, which requires an annual investment of US$64 billion/year, according to the African Development Bank.
The AIP is designed to narrow Africa’s water investment gap
Establish a High-level Panel at Heads of States level, strengthen political commitment and leadership
Assess the need for an International Blended investment Mechanism to leverage public- private partnership finance and investments
Promote gender equality, climate resilience and empowerment of women and girls in water investments
Develop and implement a water investment scorecard to enhance mutual accountability, transparency, efficiency and track progress in mobilisation of water investments
Develop capacity to formulate and implement regional, transboundary, and national water investment programmes to close the water investment gap
Enabling environment for water governance and capacity to access finance, enhance efficiency and sustainability of investments in water, sanitation and environmental protection improved
THREE TARGETED SUPPORT PROGRAMES
“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
AIP TARGET BENEFICIARY COUNTRIES
The AIP supports countries in all sub-regions of Africa. The following countries were approved as initial beneficiaries in the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Priority Action Plan 2 (PIDA-PAP 2). Other countries will be added on a rolling basis to ensure every country benefits.