Africa Water Investment Support Pro-gramme to Water, Climate, Development and Gender (AIP-WACDEP-G)

Gender equality is essential for the water sector to develop and to contribute effectively to the sustainable development goals. The AIP-WACDEP-G programme implemented by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) aims at inducing systemic change in the management and governance of water resources towards more inclusive and equitable decision-making, practices and norms through a gender-transformative programme in five river basins across Africa.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Politica del settore idrico
01.08.2020 - 31.12.2021
CHF  287’500
Contesto Women are facing significant structural inequalities in access, planning, control and decision-making over water resources and are particularly vulnerable to climate-change induced water risks. Gender inequality remains and continues unabated despite high level declarations to the contrary at the pan African level.
Obiettivi Transform gender inequalities at scale and promote gender transformative planning, decision-making and institutional development for climate resilient water investments in Africa.
Gruppi target

•  Planners, policy and decision-makers at national and local levels in targeted countries

•  Professional and young women in the water sector

-    Vulnerable and marginalized local communities and groups, including (but not restricted to) women

Effetti a medio termine

During the funding period (piloting phase), the programme will contribute towards achieving the following outcomes (defined for 2020-2025):

•  Gender-transformative structures, institutions, policies and plans for climate resilient water investments and jobs are put in place and implemented

•  Capabilities and knowledge of planners to enable gender-transformative planning and design of climate resilient investments developed

•  Embedded gender inequalities in accessing services, control of resources and assets addressed at local level

*    Gender-transformative projects implemented and inequalities of climate-vulnerable groups addressed.


Risultati principali attesi:  

During the funding period (piloting phase), the programme will contribute towards achieving the following outputs (defined for 2020-2025):

•  Undertake social and gender analysis

•  Mobilise political commitment and support institutional and societal systemic change to remove barriers and power imbalances

•  Develop business cases for institutional change in decision making and financing of water investments and jobs

•  Increase available knowledge on practices, social norms, governance and control of water resources

•  Increase women’s agency, decision making power, choices and access to information

•  Develop a gender-transformative water investment index, knowledge and analytics for inclusive water governance

-    Accelerate preparation and implementation of regional and local projects

Risultati fasi precedenti:   This is a single phase contribution. Individual baselines at country level are currently being developed, and more details can be presented in September 2020 upon finalization of the inception phase.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Altre organizzazioni internazionali
  • Global Water Partnership

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori The programme applies a partnership approach, building coalitions with all relevant stakeholders (public sector, private sector, civil society, academia, basin organizations) at regional, national and basin-level. The project is embedded in relevant regional and national political mechanisms (African Union Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030, Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs). Potential synergies with other SDC GPW partners are currently explored in the inception phase (water stewardship actors, Economist Intelligence Unit, World Meteorological Organization).
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    287’500 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    230’050