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14 Nov

Africa has over 50 significant water basins spanning across nearly all of the 54 countries. For 14 of these, practically their entire national territories fall within shared river basins. Apart from these, there are also large inland water bodies such as lakes Victoria, Chad, Malawi, and the Kariba Dam. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) however, international river basins constitute the principal source of water resources and about one-third of the world’s river basins. Thirty five countries in the region share 17 of the aforementioned river basins. However, even with these water resources Africa has the lowest total water supply coverage of any region in the world. As of the year 2008, only about 60% of the total population in Africa had access to water and sanitation. About 300 million people in Africa do not have access to safe water and about 313 million have no access to sanitation thereby exerting a heavy toll on the health and economic progress of African countries.

Therefore, due to the realisation that 40% of SSA’s total population do not have access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation services , African leaders across the continent took it upon themselves to address this urgent and long standing problem. The leaders declared their commitment to achieving universal access to clean water, through their development blue-print, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), and through their support for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by world leaders in 2000. However, if the international coverage targets of the MDG for 2015 are to be met in Africa, approximately 210 million people in urban areas will need to be provided with access to water supply services, 211 million people with sanitation services, while a similar number of people in rural areas will also need to gain access.
In this report AFRODAD analyses the Africa Water Facility (AWF) project portfolio hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) on behalf of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW). The objective of this analysis is to: i) understand how the AWF contributes to fulfilling the objectives of the AfDB in water supply and sanitation ii) assess its effectiveness iii) identify areas for improvement in order to achieve its objectives and mandate.
The report notes that since inception of its operations, the AWF has been active in 50 of the continent’s 54 countries and had by end 2012 approved and funded 66 national and regional projects at a total cost of €79 million. The AWF approved projects are distributed across the continent’s five main Sub-regions i.e. North, South, East, West and Central Africa. All grants have so far been given to the public sector, and no public/private partnerships (PPP) were ever forged from inception of the projects to the time of the publication of the report.

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Regional Consultation for East and Southern Africa on Development Effectiveness

16 Oct

Leveraging Global Partnership to Optimize Africa’s Resources – From Busan to Reality

media_advisoryThe African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD), African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Government of South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC) member states, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are hosting an East and Southern Africa Regional Post-Busan Implementation Engagement workshop. The workshop is aimed at creating a platform to promote mutual learning and knowledge sharing on best practices and experiences in the implementation of a Global Partnership within the AU context. The workshop is taking place at Hunters Rest Mountain Resort, Rustenburg, South Africa from the 16th to 18th of October 2013.

The Regional Consultation under the auspices of the Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev) follows two similar engagements held in West and Central Africa. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) at the 4th High Level Forum in Busan in 2011 represented the international community’s commitment towards a fundamental transformation of the aid architecture. This meeting has drawn experts from; Governments, CSOs, Parliaments, Regional Economic Bodies, Development Partners, the Private Sector among others.

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