All IWMI’s research is done through partnerships. Alliances have been built with universities, international and local NGOs, and institutions and governments.
International partners
West African regional partners<
West African national partners

International partners

Addis Ababa University

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

African Union, Semi-Arid Food Grains Research and Development (SAFGRAD)

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Center for Development Research, University of Bonn (ZEF)

Centre Régional pour l’Eau Potable et l’Assainissement à faible coût (CREPA)

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

ETC Foundation

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

International Development Enterprises (IDE)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF)

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

University of London, Development Planning Unit

World Bank

World Health Organization (WHO)

WorldFish Center


West African regional partners

Association Régionale pour l’Irrigation et le Drainage (ARID), Burkina Faso

Center for African Wetlands (CAW), Ghana

Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Water Resources Coordination Unit (WRCU)

Institut Africain de Gestion Urbaine (IAGU), Senegal

Institut International d’Ingérnierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement, Burkina Faso

Volta Basin Authority (VBA), Burkina Faso

West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD), Senegal


West African national partners

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Ghana

Comité National d’Irrigation et de Drainage (CNID-B), Burkina Faso

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana

Direction Générale du Génie Rurale (DGGR), Niger

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ghana

Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria

Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA), Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana

Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso

Institute of Statistical Social Economic Research (ISSER), Ghana

Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), NigeriaKumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Ministere de l’Agriculture, de l’hydraulique et des resources halieutique, Burkina Faso

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Sierra Leone

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana

Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Office du Niger, Mali

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria

Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana

University of Development Studies, Ghana

University of Ghana, Ghana

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Volta Basin Development Foundation (VBDF), Ghana

Water Research Institute (WRI), Ghana

Water Resources Commission (WRC), Ghana