The African Ministers’ Council on Water estimates that US$30 billion/year needs to be invested to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target on water and sanitation. Currently, only US$10-US$19 billion is invested each year.
In February 2019, in response to the call of the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) and recognising the critical water security challenge Africa faces and mounting investment needs, the Governing Council of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) adopted a Decision for the transformation of Africa’s water investment outlook through increased partnerships and the launch and implementation of an African Water Investment Programme (AIP).
The objective of the assignment was to lead the development of five AIP Regional Resource Mobilization Strategies that will be used to mobilise resources to support the implementation of AIP activities.
OneWorld was tasked with developing specific regionally relevant opportunities to align GWP and partners’ activities with funding and political opportunities which increase their chances of success and could generate greater impact.
These opportunities were aligned with pan-African and regional priorities as defined by Economic Commissions, UN Agencies, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies and knowledge partners, among other relevant bodies. They also explore opportunities for the private sector in contributing to the resource mobilisation objectives.