The first five years of GWI focused on improving household and productive water access and use with efforts to promote the protection and sustainable management of ecosystems and watersheds. We operated in 13 countries and focused on supporting to support Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for poor and marginalized populations living in rural communities in West Africa, East Africa and Central America. GWI created a unique niche in the water development sector in project countries by combining field-level projects in water supply and sanitation and hygiene with the bigger picture water resource management and policy and advocacy necessary to create change at scale. Beginning in 2013, GWI refocused its efforts to more closely align with the Foundation’s core mission of improving global food security.
The resources below provide more detail on key learnings and achievements from the first five years of GWI.
GWI East Africa
Presentation: CARE – GWI East Africa: Five Years Later
GWI West Africa
Website with key documents, learnings and outcomes: www.gwiwestafrica.org
Report: IIED – Sharing the water, sharing the benefits; Lessons from six large dams in West Africa
Report: IIED – Making the right to water a reality; tackling barriers to access and equity
GWI Central America
Brief: CRS – Achieving Water Services that Last in Central America
Brief: CRS – Building Peace through Integrated Water Resources Management