GWP in Action 2019 – Report Published

"Right now, a network like the Global Water Partnership is needed more than ever before," says GWP Executive Secretary Monika Weber-Fahr, as she reflects on what happened in 2019 and with a view to what the future might hold. Her remarks came in the just-published GWP in Action 2019 Annual Report.

GWP Annual Report 2019

Forty-five key water governance outcomes influenced; €13 million mobilised for building drought resilience in the Horn of Africa; an estimated investment of €360 million linked to GWP's work - these are just a few of the results from last year. The GWP in Action 2019 Annual Report shows that GWP's worldwide work supported more than 80 national institutions in relation to water governance processes.

2019 also marked the end of GWP’s previous strategy period, 2014-2019, and a section of the report covers a broad summary of achievements throughout this period – in addition to a more detailed look at work carried out in 2019.

The report also has a two-page spread on GWP’s Strategy for 2020-2025 which was launched in 2019. As the new year and new strategy period started with a global struggle to manoeuvre its way out of the COVID-19 crisis, GWP Executive Secretary Monika Weber-Fahr looks to the future in her foreword:

“In 2020, the Global Water Partnership enters a new period with the launch of our new strategy, Mobilising for a Water Secure World 2020–2025. The water crisis, in our view, is too big for half measures, so we have committed ourselves to ambitious targets. We are also committed to anchor our work where key global or regional policy frameworks bring leadership focus, progress measurement, development partner action, and potential for financing.”

GWP Chair Howard Bamsey echoes the significance of the 2020 breaking point: “As we enter uncharted territory in 2020 with the COVID-19 crisis, we will have to discover new ways to reach out to stakeholders at all levels to continue our work in advancing water governance and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

Read the full report – successes, challenges, and the way forward: GWP in Action 2019 Annual Report