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GWPEA Participates in the 1st Africa Drought Conference (ADC) in Windhoek

GWP Eastern Africa (GWPEA) Regional Project Manager for IDMP attended the 1st Africa Drought Conference (ADC) that was held on 15-19 August 2016 in Windhoek, Namibia. The theme of the conference was “Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African Continent”. The conference was aimed at discussing ways by the participants (African Union states, UN agencies and other stakeholders) of enhancing resilience on the African continent

/ Eastern Africa

GWPEA Facilitates a Workshop to Assess Progress on SDG 6

The Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Global Water Partnership, Eastern Africa are facilitating the piloting exercise for the Sustainable Development Goal number 6 monitoring methodology in Uganda.

/ Eastern Africa

Annoucement: Consultancy Service for Updating GWPEA Resource Mobilization Strategy and Developing its Operationalization Mechanism

Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa ( GWPEA)needs to develop  a resource mobilization strategy and action plan due to the shift in responsibility for resource mobilization from global to regional and countries. More focus to leverage resource has been shifted to country level while the CWPs do not have capacities. GWP’s role needs to be  very visible to  development partners and show  actual investment on the ground.

/ Eastern Africa

Training on International Water Law Kicks off in Kampala, Uganda

The Regional Training on International Water Law for improved trans-boundary water management in Africa started on 6 June 2016 at Africana Hotel in Kampala, Uganda and was officially opened by Mrs. Florence Adongo, Director of Water Resources Management at the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment

/ Eastern Africa

Local Communities Learn Nature Conservation through Games

One of the member organisations of the Uganda Country Water Partnership is called the “Mpan’game Club”. It is a nonprofit organisation named after Mpan’game, a community participatory board game which is designed around the River Mpanga. The game is intended to educate communities on issues concerning natural resources conservation, and it has already resulted in several projects.

/ Eastern Africa

Sudan and Slovakia Water Partnerships Collaborate

Cooperation between GWP Slovakia and the Eastern Africa region has been in existence for quite some time. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Khartoum in March to outline the next steps of collaboration.

/ Eastern Africa

Training on Applying IWRM Tools for Drought Risk Management

Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa in partnership with Nile IWRM Net/Cap-Net are organizing a training on applying Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) tools for Drought Risk Management. The training will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, 20-24 June 2016. It is open for a maximum of 30 participants from the Eastern Africa region.

/ Eastern Africa, Global

GWP launched its 20th anniversary video

To commemorate GWP’s 20th anniversary, a 2-minute video has been produced explaining – without words – the challenges of the world’s water crises and GWP’s answer: join our network so that all stakeholders can work in partnership to secure water for sustainable development.

/ Eastern Africa

A Lady Engineer Overcomes Challenges Through Hard Work

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), Global Water Partnership has interviewed women in the water community across the Network on their journey to become successful in their professions, how to overcome obstacles they face as women, and also recommendations to other women.