July 2018: Launch of a Social Inclusion and Gender Policy in Lusaka

Following technical assistance from CowaterSogema provided to Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company and Lusaka City Council on social inclusion and gender mainstreaming, a Social Inclusion and Gender Mainstreaming Policies were launched by both institutions in May and June 2018 respectively. The approval and launch of the policy constitute a major …

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May 2018: CowaterSogema selected by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as the Validator for the 2018 EITI Validations

CowaterSogema is proud to announce it has been selected by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as the Validator for the 2018 EITI Validations. Adopted by 51 countries, EITI is the leading multi-stakeholder initiative for transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. Countries that participate in the Initiative commit to publishing …

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April 2018: Development of Mali’s Environment and Climate Finance Strategy

In Mali over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, livestock or fisheries, which are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including drought and desertification, increasing risks of food crises and insecurity. Cost-effective solutions and policy options for reducing these risks exist, but require financing, technical expertise, and …

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April 2018: Commencement of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Technical Assistance Facility

CowaterSogema is proud to announce the commencement of the Global Affairs Canada-funded Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) implemented by CowaterSogema International in association with the Institute of Public Administration in Canada (IPAC). The CAD 12 million Facility will help reduce poverty in developing Asia-Pacific countries by providing …

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January 2018: CowaterSogema Launches New Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in Vietnam

CowaterSogema Launches New Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in Vietnam Funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), CowaterSogema has launched a large socioeconomic development initiative in Vietnam. The Gender-Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) Program is Australia’s Bilateral Aid Investment Plan’s flagship initiative that seeks to improve the …

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