PIDA Water

The Global Water Partnership has partnered with NEPAD Agency, the AUC, and the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) to formulate the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Water support initiative Project (2019-2024). The project aims to accelerate the preparation and financing of transboundary water projects and foster a water-food-energy nexus approach in the development of hydropower projects.

PIDA Water is one of the outcomes of the 3rd Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, an initiative that is being led by the NEPAD Agency. The programme places an emphasis on the PIDA sectors of power transmission, aviation and water due to the limited progress reported on moving PIDA water projects from conception to implementation, and existing challenges in developing investment cases to attract the required resources.

The ambition is to leverage at least US $10 billion in investments that will contribute to the greater goal of assuring water security; triggering industrialisation; creating jobs; and, in turn, stimulating transformative economic growth. It is in this regard that on 12 July 2018, the NEPAD Agency Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme team convened a meeting on the NEPAD Agency-PIDA Transboundary Water Project jointly with GWP and AMCOW.