The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has issued a Request for Proposal for a Feasibility Study for an International Blended Water Investment Fund for Africa.
The Blended Water Investment Fund will support intervention to address the gaps and bottlenecks identified through the AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard that was adopted by the African Union Heads of States in February 2022.
Led by UNDP in collaboration with UNICEF, GWP Africa and the SADC Water Fund hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Investment Fund is foreseen as a blended finance mechanism specifically targeted at closing the water security investment gap in Africa.
The Blended Water Investment Water Investment Fund responds to the expressed need for closing the water investment gap in Africa to meet SDG 6 on water and sanitation and as well as the need to strengthen the Project Preparation Partnership for Climate Resilient Water Projects in Africa that was launched in 2018 to provide a structured resource for African countries to access strategic and technical support to prioritize and prepare climate resilient water projects.
The deadline for submissions is 23 August 2022. The Request for Proposal Notice can be accessed on the UNDP website here.