Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF)

CRIDF is DfID’s new flagship water infrastructure programme for southern Africa. Over the next two years, the Facility will deliver sustainable small-scale infrastructure across 11 SADC countries. Headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, the demand-driven programme focuses on water services, water resource management, and agriculture, creating a lasting impact on the region’s water, food and energy security.

The Facility works in 11 mainland SADC countries, with particular attention to Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It supports any action or project at regional, national, sub-national, or local level that better enables people – particularly the poor – to predict, manage, or mitigate the impacts of extreme climate events through infrastructure interventions.

CRIDF is staffed by a full-time Project Management Unit comprised of world leading experts in fields related to water security and climate change. The PMU is responsible for identifying, selecting and mobilising projects, responding to the demand for intervention in the SADC community.

The programme will aim for several ‘iconic’ projects and widely disseminate their successes to catalyse broader investment in climate resilient infrastructure.

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