Leadership

The Africa Water Investment Programme is led by His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete – the Chair of Global Water Partnership Southern Africa and Africa Coordination Unit, fourth President of the Republic of Tanzania (2005 – 2015), and sixth Chair of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

His Excellency was appointed to Tanzania’s Cabinet in 1988 and has held several ministerial portfolios including Minister of Finance; Minister of Water, Energy, and Mineral Resources; and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“The impact of climate change on our water resources is urgent and continues to increase. Accelerating investment in water projects is the only sustainable and long-term route to secure this essential resource for the energy, food, sanitation, and industry needs of our continent’s people.”

– His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete