The Blue Heart of Africa
Threats to Africa's Freshwater Resources
Water is one of the most important resources with great implications for Africa’s development. However, African natural water resources are facing various threats, including: over-abstraction of water at unsustainable rates, inappropriate infrastructure development, invasive non-native species, land transformation destroying catchment integrity, overfishing, among others.
Our goal is to catalyze new partnerships and transform the way people value rivers to secure the Blue Heart of Africa - conserving biodiverse landscapes, improving food, energy and water security.
Safeguarding the Sources
Catchment management is implemented in critical water source areas, halting catchment degradation to deliver resilient water yields down-stream
Sustainable Freshwater Fisheries
Improved management of fisheries in the Great Lakes (Rift Lakes) has contributed towards 'bending the curve' on Africa's most critical aquatic biodiversity.
Securing Environmental Flows
Environmental flows are implemented in critical river basins in Africa to secure habitats, biodiversity, and livelihoods
Sustainable Infrastructure Development
Sustainable infrastructure for water, energy and food security is developed in critical rivers / water source areas.