The Resilient Water Accelerator overview

Wawa Sogoba, 47, a member of the Benkadi women's group, holding a papaya and standing next to a waterbasin inside the market garden at Kakounouso, Samabogo, Bla district, Segou, Mali, October 2019.
Image: WaterAid/ Basile Ouedraogo

In March 2020 at WaterAid’s Water and Climate Summit, a high‑level group led by HRH The Prince of Wales, pledged to work towards boosting available finance for climate-resilient water programmes through the Water and Climate Finance Initiative. The Accelerator was established as the practical outcome of the Initiative and has since brought together multilateral institutions, national governments, donors, private sector, and NGOs from water, climate and finance sectors.

The principle aim of the Accelerator is to generate high‑quality, resilient, and low-carbon programming for protecting water resources and improving access to water services in a way that boosts resilience for at least 50 million vulnerable, water-stressed people in low- and middle-income countries.

This overview explains the approach the Accelerator will take to secure climate funding, and the rationale behind it.