GWP’s SDG Preparedness Facility In 2015, GWP launched the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Preparedness Facility to help countries prepare for implementation of the water-related SDGs. The aim is to ensure inclusive and sustainable implementation as well as accelerate lead times and enable action to begin immediately. The Facility also forms a basis for building alliances with implementing partners. In 2016, the first cohort of 16 Country Water Partnerships spread throughout ten of GWP’s 13 regions were selected to submit draft project notes. These notes are a precursor to receiving funding support to develop full project documents. The documents will map out how each country will engage their networks to help national governments implement the water-related SDGs over the next three years. The selected Country Water Partnerships are at varying stages of developing their project notes and documents. The project documents will be finalised in two separate batches, with the first set ready at the end of 2016 and the rest early in 2017. The final proposals will be packaged together for the purpose of resource mobilisation. The Country Water Partnerships will be responsible for identifying funding, with support from the Regional Water Partnerships and the GWP Organisation coordinating a broader fund-raising initiative. The 16 countries submitting the first cohort of project documents are as follows: Africa: Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia Asia: Armenia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia,
Kazakhstan, and Vietnam Europe: Hungary and Moldova Latin America: El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru.
GWP in Action 2016 Annual Report