AIP Governance and Coordination

The AIP Coordination Structures and Terms of Reference for the High-Level Panel Expert Advisory Group were adopted on 28 August 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden, during a High-Level Panel Expert meeting led by African Union Commission. Download the AIP Coordination Structures and Terms of Reference here.

The AIP is implemented by national governments, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), River Basin Organisations (RBOs), and other relevant national agencies. The programme is led by the African Union and the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), and implemented with technical support and backstopping from the AIP Technical Support Unit (AIP Secretariat), which is hosted by Global Water Partnership Africa Coordination Unit in Pretoria, South Africa.

The AIP Advisory Steering Group provides strategic guidance and and advisory support while the Board of the Secretariat (GWPSA NPC) provides oversight on AIP implementation under the guidance of the Alternate Co-Chair of the High Level Panel and African Union Commission. 

The AIP Steering Group is supported by the AIP Expert Advisory Core Group led by AUDA-NEPAD and includes the African Ministers’ Council on Water, World Bank Group, Development Bank of Southern Africa, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Global Water Partnership Africa Coordination Unit, and other partners.

The AIP Technical Working Group is made up of AIP partners and provides technical expertise on AIP implementation. The AIP Reference Group provides independent reviews on the AIP.

The AIP is backed by the International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa, led by the African Union, with the goal of mobilising high-level political commitment and investments for the AIP.

 

 

 AIP Governance and Coordination

United Nations
African Union

International High-Level Panel
on Water Investments for Africa

AIP Advisory Steering Group
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AIP Board

AIP Expert Advisory
Core Group

AIP Reference
Group

AIP Secretariat

AIP Technical
Working Group

AIP Steering Group

      The AIP Steering Group provides strategic support and guidance to implementation of the AIP, the International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa, and the development of the AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard.

H.E. Amb. Josefa Sacko

H.E. Amb. Josefa Sacko

African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture

Nardos Bekele-Thomas

Nardos Bekele-Thomas

CEO: African Union Development Agency-NEPAD

H.E. President Jakaya Kikwete

H.E. President Jakaya Kikwete

Chair: Global Water Partnership Southern Africa – Africa Coordination

Hon. Serigne Mbaye Thiam

Hon. Serigne Mbaye Thiam

Minister of Water and Sanitation: Senegal

Hon. Carl HG Schlettwein

Hon. Carl HG Schlettwein

President: African Ministers' Council on Water

Amb. Henk Ovink

Amb. Henk Ovink

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Mr. Osward Mulenga Chanda

Mr. Osward Mulenga Chanda

Acting Director for Water: African Development Bank

Mr. Chuene Ramphele

Mr. Chuene Ramphele

Group Executive, Infrastructure Division: Development Bank of Southern Africa

AIP Expert Advisory Core Group

Led by the African Union Commission, AUDA-NEPAD, and Sherpas to the Panel Co-chairs, the Expert Advisory Core Group provides support in AIP Implementation and development of the AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard. The Group provides support to the High-Level Panel through contribution to development of the Panel’s report and Investment Action Plan, ensuring that this is aligned with the AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard and the African Union Water Policy.

Partners

Harsen Nyambe

Harsen Nyambe

Co-Chair / Head: Environment Climate Change, Water and Land Management

African Union

Amine Idriss

Amine Idriss

Co-Chair / Director: Programmes Management and Delivery

AUDA-NEPAD

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere

Head of Economic Integration

African Union Development Agency – NEPAD 

Dr. Tanko Azzika

Dr. Tanko Azzika

Senior Policy Advisor

African Ministers’ Council on Water

Maria Amakali

Maria Amakali

Director: Water Resource<br /> Management

Department of Water Affairs and Forestry Namibia

Dr. Catherine Tovey

Dr. Catherine Tovey

Program Leader

World Bank Group

Robbert Moree

Robbert Moree

Policy Coordinator: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water

The Netherlands

Kathleen Dominique

Kathleen Dominique

Lead: Financing Water

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Graham Ching'ambu

Graham Ching'ambu

SADC Water Fund

Development Bank Southern Africa

Konstant Bruinette

Konstant Bruinette

Finance Specialist

Development Bank Southern Africa

Alex Simalabwi

Alex Simalabwi

Executive Secretary

Global Water Partnership Southern Africa – Africa 

Catarina Fonseca

Catarina Fonseca

Economist

The Netherlands

AIP Partners