Global Water Governance Program

Aidenvironment supported Oxfam and its partners during a five day strategic event held on 23–25 March in The Hague to launch a Global Water Governance Program. The objective of the new program is to give rural communities in river basins a fair share of water resources to sustain their livelihoods, now and in the future. Aidenvironment and the Water Governance Centre provided strategic advice on developing value propositions, presenting track records and making pitch presentations.

The participants then made presentations to a panel of Dutch experts from the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNESCO-IHE, and Euroconsult Mott MacDonald. The panel provided valuable feedback to further shape the program as well as advice on positioning Oxfam as a International water actor.

The representatives of Oxfam Australia, Oxfam Hong Kong, Oxfam Great Britain, Oxfam South Africa, Oxfam Novib and the 12 national and regional partner organizations work in the catchment areas of the greater Mekong region, Limpopo and Indus. The event closed with the signing of a declaration committing the partners to further build on the existing work and resources in the Mekong, Indus and Limpopo, as well as the resources provided by Oxfam Novib, to establish the Oxfam Global Water Governance Program. Oxfam will kick-start its global activities by developing impact stories about the current activities in the regions using Oxfam Novib’s World Citizen Panel approach and further shaping the regional program in the Limpopo basin.

For more information contact Basja Jantowski.