CRIDF wins Overseas Development Project of the Year Award


Adam Smith International leads a consortium of firms delivering the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), a four year, £20.7 million programme supporting sustainable water infrastructure in southern Africa.

CRIDF delivers climate resilient infrastructure projects in Southern Africa while demonstrating the value of cooperation on shared water resources across the region.

Last night, CRIDF won the “Overseas Development Project of the Year” at the Association for Project Management’s (APM) annual awards. The APM awards are the industry ‘gold standard’ for Programme Management. CRIDF won the award for overcoming project management challenges in a complex environment.

Thanks to the innovative project management techniques employed by the team, CRIDF beat a range of private sector projects including: Salkhit Wind Farm, Mongolia (Clean Energy LLC/SgurrEnergy Ltd), Expro Angolan Deepwater Subsea Safety System (Expro North Sea Ltd) and Dubai Airport ATC Simulator (Serco).

This is a significant achievement for CRIDF, recognising its important contribution to the planning, delivery and management of water infrastructure across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Congratulations to the CRIDF project management team for this impressive win.