Horn of Africa - Groundwater Initiative (WB-P169078)

  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 19, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to strengthen the knowledge and analytical foundation for cooperative management and development of international waters in Sub-Saharan Africa to aid sustainable climate resilient growth. This will be done by through the Catalytic subprogram of the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) MDTF. The Catalytic subprogram will generate, share, and manage knowledge that can facilitate cooperative development and management of international waters; explore potential high impact collaborative investment opportunities in defined basins and regions; and create shared understanding of the opportunities, risks, costs, and benefits of cooperative development and management of international waters among stakeholders.

The specific objectives of this sub activity are to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the ground and surface water potential in the IGAD member countries, strengthen the regional ground water information data availability and support IGAD member countries to Strengthen and manage the sustainable development of their groundwater potential.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Contact : Tesfaye Bekalu Wondem
Title : Senior Water Supply and Sanita
Telephone No : 5327+6467

Borrower : Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Contact : Daher Elmi
Title : Program Manager
Telephone No : 25377787103
Email : daher.elmi@igad.int

Implementing Agency:
Daher Elmi
Contact : Daher Elmi
Title : Program Manager
Telephone No : 25377787103
Email : daher.elmi@igad.in


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