GWP Launches 2020 Strategy
21 March 2014: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has launched its strategy for the period 2014-2019, which aims to achieve a ‘water secure world,' focusing on six thematic areas: climate resilience and water security; transboundary water security; food and water security; urbanization and water security; energy and water security; and ecosystems and water security.
The strategy outlines three goals: catalyze change in policies and practice; generate and communicate knowledge; and strengthen partnerships. The strategy also identifies two cross-cutting strategic issues, namely gender equity and youth engagement.
The strategy emphasizes interlinkages across themes, highlighting their reflection in the global development agenda. The strategy was released at the official celebrations of World Water Day (WWD) in Tokyo, Japan, on 21 March 2014.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) founded the GWP in 1996 to promote integrated water resources management (IWRM). [Publication: GWP Strategy Summary] [GWP Press Release, 19 March 2014] [GWP Press Release, 21 March 2014]