Mozambique - Feasibility Studies for Building Climate Resilience of Limpopo Basin in Mozambique

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Oct 2014
Signature Date 23 Apr 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 3,455,947.81
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project aims at building climate resilience in the Limpopo basin. This could be implemented through developing a multi-purpose water storage capacity (at Mapai or elsewhere in the basin) that would provide a significant long-term response to the hydrological variability and climate change induced challenges. It would also allow the development of hydropower, supply of water for development of irrigated agriculture and thus participate in climate change mitigation through reduction of damages, losses and increasing food production during dry season. Its implementation will contribute to food security and socio-economic development of the country. The purpose of this support is to Establish a consensus for implementation of the selected project, study the project at feasibility level, and mobilise resources for investments. The project consist of six components as follows: (a) pre-feasibility assessment and strategic decision making; (b) feasibility studies; (c) environmental and social studies; (d) irrigation development studies; (e) Public-Private-Partnership feasibility and project financing strategy; and (f) project management communication, consultation and monitoring including Dam Safety Panel of Experts (DSP).

Project Objectives

The overarching development goal/impact of this project is to improve the resilience and reduce the risk of damages to communities, infrastructure and livelihoods in the lower Limpopo River basin. The overall outcomes are that: (i) Feasibility study findings broadly accepted among authorities, stakeholders and partners; (ii) Project financing and partnership arrangements for the construction project are structured, public funding committed, PPP identified.


The direct beneficiary authorities of the project will be the GoM represented by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Directorate of Water (DNA) and ARA-Sul, the Gaza Province authorities. Other indirect beneficiaries will be: (i) the population of Gaza province (some 1.4 million people) especially those who live in the alluvial plain from the national border in the north to Xai-Xai in the south totalling some 572,000 people; (ii) the local entrepreneurs, service providers, small scale farmers and companies, livestock farmers, fishermen, tourist sector workers, and other small scale economic actors depending on water and electricity; (iii) Private sector actors engaged in water infrastructure development such as investors or firms involved in “out-grower” arrangements that offer farmers access to water, inputs and markets, the supply of irrigation equipment, and extension services; (iv) Women, children, and disadvantaged groups will specifically be identified and addressed under the different studies.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Administration de l’eau de la Région du Sud (ARA-Sul)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MZ-EAZ-002
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A034853001
Last Update 21 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Name DEMISSIE Eskendir Alemseged

Geographic Location

Country Mozambique
Coordinates Location Name
-18.25 35 Mozambique