Since its launch in 2009, the African Initiative has achieved much in terms of promoting the implementation of AEWA in Africa. It is crucial to build on the important foundations that have been established in order to sustain and strengthen long-term effective conservation and wise use of migratory waterbird populations and their habitats in the region. Implementing the actions set out in the Plan of Action for Africa 2019 – 2027 requires concerted efforts, cooperation and resources from all stakeholders and, not least, substantial financial commitment. 


The future of the AEWA African Initiative and the implementation of the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa 2019-2027 relies heavily on voluntary financial contributions from governmental and non-governmental organizations and individuals. If you would like to help sustain and extend the African Initiative, please contact the Coordinator of the AEWA African Initiative, Ms. Evelyn Moloko.


Thank you to our donors!

The generosity and dedication of partner organizations and donors plays an absolutely vital role for the AEWA African Initiative. Their contributions are benefiting key activities, which strengthen the conservation of migratory waterbirds in Africa. The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat would like to thank all partners and donors that have supported the African Initiative and hopes that they can continue providing support.

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is grateful for the financial and in-kind contributions which the African Initiative has so far received from the Governments of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, France, Germany, Kenya, Luxembourg, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as from the African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP), BirdLife International, the European Commission, Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) - the BirdLife Partner in Germany, Office français de la biodiversité (OFB – French Agency for Biodiversity), the UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC), the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI), Wetlands International and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).


The European Commission was recognized as Champion Plus for its generous support of and commitment towards the AEWA African Initiative and has been supporting the latter for the period 2017-2023. A number of activities under the AEWA African Initiative have been funded with the contribution granted by the European Commission under the Migratory Species Champion Programme and through the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) Cooperation Agreement with UN Environment.