Southern Africa is a region comprised of 16 countries with more than 345 million inhabitants. Agriculture accounts for 20% of the region’s GDP and more than 70% of the population depend on the sector, mostly rainfed.

Water resources are unevenly distributed among the region, in addition, deteriorating water access and quality together with competing user groups, such as industrial, domestic and agricultural demand threaten the food security of the region. Only 5% of the rural population has access to electricity. Integrated planning of water, food and energy sectors and promoting regional cooperation has been considered as a strategy to meet water, energy and food security targets, while improving natural resource use efficiencies in the region and reducing social inequality.

Together with the partner Southern African Development Community and the implementing agency Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, the project aims at create an enabling environment that will drive cross-sectoral engagement and implementation of nexus investment projects that contribute to enhancing water, food and energy security in Southern Africa.

event 04 Nov 2020

Nexus News // Water and Energy Ministers Meeting approves the SADC WEF-Nexus Governance Framework developed by GWPSA

The SADC Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Governance Framework, that was developed by GWPSA, was approved in a joint meeting held by the Ministers…

event 04 Aug 2019

Call for Nexus Research Proposals // Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This call marks the start of a new cooperation programme with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and falls under the Merian Fund.…

event 15 Jul 2019

Nexus Game // Nexus Simulation at GEF meeting in Gaborone, Botswana

A session of the Nexus Game was held during the 5th Targeted Regional Workshop for Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW)…


Kidanemariam Jembere Tiruneh
Technical Advisor


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