Pillar 1: Land & water management
What's on this page?
Pillar 1 aims to extend the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems.
In Pillar 1 work is going ahead on:
- The vision and framework
- Partnerships for sustainable land and water management (SLWM)
- Mobilization of US$150 million, leveraging US$1 billion, and
- CAADP country roundtables.
TerrAfrica: Under Pillar 1, the TerrAfrica Initiative has mobilised US$1 billion for investment in country programmes for sustainable land and water management through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Strategic Investment Programme. Initially, GEF provided US$150 million; a further US$900 million was invested by the Initiative. The design of country programmes and disbursement of funds is already under way. To go to the TerrAfrica website click HERE >>
Conservation agriculture: In 2008, the Norwegian Government committed US$4 million in response to the high food prices, but with a special focus on conservation agriculture. This is being used in a joint NEPAD-FAO programme (2008-10) to scale up the adoption of conservation agriculture in
Water and irrigation: Under Pillar 1, NEPAD coordinates, aligns and manages knowledge initiatives across the continent. An initiative to address regional constraints to scaling up investments in irrigation development was launched. Here NEPAD focused on ensuring that regional resource mobilisation directly supports country CAADP processes.
Who is leading Pillar 1?
Lead technical agencies
- University of Zambia: Contact Dr Elijah Phiri, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel: Email CILSS@fasonet.bf
Pillar 1 NEPAD contact person
Mr Martin Bwalya: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here for Pillar 1 documents