UNU – Institute for Water, Environment and Health – Institutional Support 2015-2020

Reporting Organization:UNU-INWEH - United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: May 14, 2015 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNU-INWEH - United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 3,526,000.00 (35.26%)

South America - $ 2,087,000.00 (20.87%)

Southeast Asia - $ 1,000,000.00 (10.00%)

Central America - $ 913,000.00 (9.13%)

South Asia - $ 818,000.00 (8.18%)

East Asia - $ 727,000.00 (7.27%)

North Africa - $ 474,000.00 (4.74%)

Central Asia - $ 454,000.00 (4.54%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (100 %)

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This grant represents Canada’s institutional support to the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). UNU-INWEH uses these funds, along with other donors funding, to achieve its mandate. UNU-INWEH’s mandate is to contribute, through capacity development and directed research, to efforts to resolve pressing global water problems that are of concern to the United Nations, its member states and their peoples. UNU-INWEH is an international think-tank on water that aims to improve global water governance in developing countries through applied research and delivery of education and training services. Canada’s support to UNU-INWEH contributes to finding durable solutions to global water problems, with positive impacts on health, food security and nutrition.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes as stated by UNU-INWEH include: (1) improved access to safe drinking water, hygiene, and adequate sanitation, particularly for women and children, in selected countries in Africa; (2) improved food and water security, more nutrition and economic return per drop, in threatened river basins in Asia and Africa; (3) increased deployment of innovative business models for safe and productive use of wastewater in key countries of Sub-Saharan Africa; (4) enhanced implementation and monitoring of water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by UN member states; (5) enhanced economic engagement of private sector in responding to water and land management through initiatives led by UNU-INWEH; (6) enhanced integrated water and ecosystem resource management, benefitting river basins and coastal areas in Latin America and Caribbean region; and (7) improved resilience of selected developing countries in Asia and Africa to respond to management challenges in dryland and mangrove ecosystems.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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