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AfDB Partnerships Forum 24 March 2010 by Sering JALLOW Manager, Water & Sanitation Division North, East & South Region OIC, Water & Sanitation Department.

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1 AfDB Partnerships Forum 24 March 2010 by Sering JALLOW Manager, Water & Sanitation Division North, East & South Region OIC, Water & Sanitation Department & African Water Facility African Development Bank Water Sector Initiatives

2 2 Regional Context Snapshot of current situation About 4% available water resources developed. 6% cultivated land irrigated. Less than 6% of hydropower potential developed Less than 200 m 3 /capita average storage capacity By 2025, 25 African countries will face water scarcity or stress…climate change will exacerbate situation. 62% have no access to sanitation (583 million people) 36% have no access to water supply (341 million people) Progress towards MDGs slow!

3 Bank IWRM Policy, Strategic Focus and Key Initiatives IWRM POLICY FRAMEWORK STRATEGIC FOCUS MTS KEY INITIATIVES Social + Economic + Environmental uses Cost recovery, PSP, Gender Capacity building, regulatory policy env. Participation, Transboundary cooperation Increase irrigation and hydropower financing Focus on poorest 65% in rural areas Support urban, peri-urban, small-medium towns Promote Transboundary WRM Support the enabling environment to attract more resources African Water Facility Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Multi-donor Water Partnership Program

4 4 Key Highlights - Financing and Portfolio..… Financing has grown seven-fold in the last 7 years from average UA 46 (Euro 50) million per annum to over UA 310 (Euro 340) million in active projects in 35 countries. 25 projects are rural. Total volume of about US$2.37 billion (UA 1.52 billion).

5 74 new operations planned for with UA 3 billion (US$ 4.5 billion) ADB Group financing. Financing expected to more than double between 2009 and 2013 AfDB WSS financing increased from UA 661 (Euro 724) million in ADF X to UA 1.0 (Euro 1.1) billion in ADF XI period Could reach over UA 2.37 (Euro 2.6) billion in ADF XII period Seeking co-financing opportunities Key Highlights - Financing and Portfolio..…

6 Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) 6 Goal To reduce poverty through attainment of the MDGs by accelerating access to improved rural water supply and sanitation (WSS) facilities in a sustainable manner Objective: To ensure that 80% of the rural population in Africa has access to safe drinking water supply and sanitation by 2015 Strategy Demand Responsive Programme Approach, building partnerships, fast tracking, appropriate technology, Mobilize more funds Cost US$ 14.2 billion Water SupplySanitation

7 RWSSI Trust Fund….. The RWSSI Trust Fund provides a channel for Donors: To scale up their financing for the water sector to earmark resources to the Bank for the financing of RWSS Programmes. to support countries where they do not have a strong presence RWSSI TRUST FUND Established in 2005 Contributions of approximately Euro 116 million: France (40M), Denmark (30M), the Netherlands (20M) Canada (24M) Switzerland (2.16 M) Governance Donors form the Steering Committee Steering Committee approves annual work programme ADB Board approved Individual projects

8 RWSSI Achievements Phase I Results (With Bank + RWSSI TF financing) 25 programmes approved for total US$ 2.36 Bn. Bank financing close to US$1.0 bn and over US$1.3 bn leveraged. About US$ 75 million funding from RWSSI Trust Fund Rural population served with safe water supply at the end of 2009 over 27 million. Population served with improved sanitation at the end of 2009 close to 22 million Investments will provide 32 million and 30 million people with water supply and sanitation respectively by end Higher priority given to RWSS Programmatic approach in 60% RWSSI interventions Increased use of country systems Enhanced community action; Gender issues mainstreamed Coordination and harmonization of donors Quicker programme development and start up

9 RWSSI Achievements

10 Phase II Revised Financial Requirements Phase I Phase II Phase III Total AfDB Other Donors Govt & Comties Total Donors are invited to partner on RWSS 1. Contributions to RWSSI TRUST FUND 2. Increase BILATERAL FUNDING 3. Increased ADF RESOURCES

11 AFRICAN WATER FACILITY Established by AMCOW to assist RMCs to mobilize and apply resources to finance water development activities in Africa Operations guided by a Governing Council – Members from AMCOW, donors, African Union, UN-Water/Africa and AfDB, chaired by AMCOW Hosted by ADB AWF Special characteristics – A home grown African initiative – Demand driven – Innovative & Catalytic projects with variety of means & approaches – Broad Eligibility: Central/local government, NGOs, RBOs, RECs – Grant funding for small & medium size project: 50,000 to 5 million – Flexible & fast tracking

12 AWF OPERATIONAL AREAS

13 Areas of intervention in line with the most topical issues on African development Increasing funds available to the sector: The Facility catalyzes and provides leverage through follow-on investments With greater climate variability, the need for strong water resources management is ever more crucial. AWF addresses this through interventions in IWRM at national level, TWRM at regional level, and strengthening water knowledge, such as mapping of water resources. More recently, food security has become a grave concern. The Facilitys interventions in water for agricultural use and multi-purpose infrastructure platforms may be highlighted. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) constitute a steppingstone in the realization of the African Water Vision. The AWF contributes, in a modest way, to the direct increase in water and sanitation coverage. More importantly, the Facility supports the strengthening of the enabling environment, thereby allowing countries to increase their capacity to attract and utilize funding in the sector.

14 CURRENT STATUS Results Follow-on investments leveraged Botswana 41 m, Volta Basin Authority 1.25 m, Republic of Congo 69 m, Central African Republic 11m, additional 11 m expected, Geo-Aquifer: 1m, Egypt 120 m expected High level dialogue: Delivering on Water Security Commitments Pan African Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Portfolio Project portfolio at 61 projects valued at 69 m Support to several strategic AMCOW initiatives: E.g., Water for Growth Resources Pledges of 132 m since inception (cash and in kind) from 12 donors incl. African countries Of the 160 m required to implement the program, 59 m have been committed, leaving a gap of 101 m to be secured. Donors are invited to join the AWF.

15 15 The funds also assist the Bank in :- Building capacity of water professional staff Management of water data and information Assessing and disseminating best practices IWRM outreach and knowledge sharing Promoting effective collaboration and coordination in the water sector in Africa Goal:..promote planning of water programs within an integrated framework in the Bank and in countries Participating Donors: Denmark (DK 15 Million), Canada(CAD 5 Million), Netherlands (USD 5 Million) Pledged Funds: About EUROS 9.08M Over 22 key studies and knowledge activities undertaken. Objectives operationalize the Bank's IWRM Policy create awareness on and enhance commitment to IWRM support the coordinating efforts of the Bank with respect to the implementation of the AWV, MDG targets.. Target: Bank, RMCs, Regional and sub-regional organizations. Water Partnership Program (WPP)

16 WPP Achievements African Water Facility established, contributing to sector development RWSSI launched, contributing to the attainment of the WSS MDG targets Supporting Africas participation in WWF and AWW Key products for operational use developed: Water Governance Study (to be published in May 2010) Guidelines for Water User Fee and Cost recovery (to be published in May 2010) Studies on Financial Instruments to Facilitate Investment for Water (to be published in May 2010) Guidelines for Water Harvesting Handbook on Wetlands Assessment Guidelines for WSS provision in Schools Water and Poverty Linkages in Africa Agricultural Water Development in Africa

17 WPP 2010 Focus – Key Areas of Intervention Promoting and scaling up IWRM though collaborative strategic planning with key regional partners Improving delivery of water supply and sanitation services in fragile states Enhancing private sector participation in Bank funded water projects Facilitating access to innovative financing mechanisms for the water sector Strengthening dialogue and joint actions on water security Increasing Africas capacity to achieve food security through support to agricultural water development partnerships

18 WPP Priorities in the Medium-Term WPP will :- continue to strengthen the IWRM implementation capacity of AfDB and RMCs enhance RWSSI implementation through knowledge management promote water sector knowledge in the Bank including Field Offices to strengthen operational capacity and address contemporary sector challenges including Bank priorities Improving delivery of water supply and sanitation services in fragile states Enhancing private sector participation in Bank funded water projects Facilitating access to innovative financing mechanisms for the water sector Leverage greater impact and effectiveness of knowledge management activities through strategic partnerships with specialized water sector institutions Euro eight (8) million will be required to accomplish the WPP medium term Programme. Donors are invited to join the WPP

19 Financing water for growth Ministerial Forum on Financing Water Security in Africa 2 nd International Conference on rural water supply and sanitation 29 th May 2010 (TBC) Conference Announcement

20 Objectives & Expected Outcomes Objectives 1)To provide a platform for critical pan-African dialogue 2)To reach a shared appreciation for the key role water plays in enhancing national development 3)To renew commitment among partners towards scaling up efforts to support the implementation of RWSSI as Africas flagship initiative 1)Enhanced appreciation of the water- growth nexus and associated benefits from investing in Africas water security needs. 2)A clear roadmap for how national governments may accelerate economic growth 3)National commitments to allocate funding and establish structures needed to implement the finance-related actions within the Sharm-El Sheikh FFI. 4)Renewed commitment to scaling up financing for RWSS delivery in Africa and within the RWSSI framework

21 Expected Participation high level participants comprising: African ministers of Finance African ministers of Water Donor representatives Academic Institutions Water Sector Partners Financing Institutions Private sector The media Contacts Overall Conference coordinator: Mr. Arthur Swatson Tel: Thematic preparation: Mr. Amhayesus Metaferia Tel.: Media & communications: Mr Sören Bauer Tel: Participation & Contacts

22 THANK YOU


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