History

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is adopted by the African Heads of States as a blueprint for implementation of priority infrastructure projects in Energy, Transport, ICTs and Water.

January 2012

High Level Panel on Water is co-convened by by the UN Secretary-General and President of the World Bank Group, comprising of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government from Australia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Jordan, South Africa, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Senegal and Tajikistan. The focus of the Panel was to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, and to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 and all other SDGs that rely on water resources.

April 2016

The High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) released its outcome document with a call for the launch of an Africa Water Investment Programme

March 2018

African Union, AUDA-NEPAD, African Development Bank, African Ministers’ Council on Water, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, Global Water Partnership sign joint commitment to implement the AIP

August 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between AUDA-NEPAD and Global Water Partnership to accelerate implementation of the water infrastructure projects under the PIDA, in collaboration with the AIP

November 2018

The Governing Council of AMCOW adopts a decision for transformation of Africa’s water investment outlook through increased partnerships and implementation of the AIP.

The Ministers commended efforts of GWP and partners, “to establish, through the AIP, a partnership to release Africa’s development potential to achieve both the African Union Agenda 2063 in collaboration with AU, AMCOW, AUDA-NEPAD, African Development Bank and the African Water Facility”.

February 2019

Gobal Water Partnership and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) sign MOU for collaboration in development and implementation of joint programmes of action and related plans on water within the framework of the AIP and COMESA water programme.

August 2019

Global Water Partnership initiates AIP implementation in 5 pilot countries, Benin, Cameroon, Uganda, Tunisia, and Zambiaa across five transboundary basins: North-West Sahara Aquifer System, Volta Basin, Lake Chad Basin, Kagera/Lake Victoria Basin, and Zambezi River Basin.

April 2020

The Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government adopted 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.  

February 2021

Timeline

January 2012

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is adopted by the African Heads of States as a blueprint for implementation of priority infrastructure projects in Energy, Transport, ICTs and Water.

April 2016

High Level Panel on Water is co-convened by by the UN Secretary-General and President of the World Bank Group, comprising of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government from Australia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Jordan, South Africa, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Senegal and Tajikistan. The focus of the Panel was to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, and to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 and all other SDGs that rely on water resources.

March 2018

The High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) released its outcome document with a call for the launch of an Africa Water Investment Programme

August 2018

African Union, AUDA-NEPAD, African Development Bank, African Ministers’ Council on Water, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, Global Water Partnership sign joint commitment to implement the AIP

November 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between AUDA-NEPAD and Global Water Partnership to accelerate implementation of the water infrastructure projects under the PIDA, in collaboration with the AIP

February 2019

The Governing Council of AMCOW adopts a decision for transformation of Africa’s water investment outlook through increased partnerships and implementation of the AIP.

The Ministers commended efforts of GWP and partners, “to establish, through the AIP, a partnership to release Africa’s development potential to achieve both the African Union Agenda 2063 in collaboration with AU, AMCOW, AUDA-NEPAD, African Development Bank and the African Water Facility”.

August 2019

Gobal Water Partnership and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) sign MOU for collaboration in development and implementation of joint programmes of action and related plans on water within the framework of the AIP and COMESA water programme.

April 2020

Global Water Partnership initiates AIP implementation in 5 pilot countries, Benin, Cameroon, Uganda, Tunisia, and Zambiaa across five transboundary basins: North-West Sahara Aquifer System, Volta Basin, Lake Chad Basin, Kagera/Lake Victoria Basin, and Zambezi River Basin.