Cooperation in international waters in Africa: opportunities for impact - partnership framework

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) program supports the management and development of transboundary waters for sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and improved climate resilience. This document, the CIWA Partnership Framework, summarizes the current state of transboundary water management and development in Africa, the objectives and methods of the CIWA program, and opportunities for partnership. Water management and development play essential roles in development, underpinning the means to lift people out of poverty and reduce vulnerability to climate change. Many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depend on managing water more effectively. Tapping into Africa's tremendous, but currently underutilized, water resources will help improve livelihoods, strengthen water security, and fuel economic growth.

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