Conceived and launched in Toronto, Canada, Trans Africa Pipeline (TAP) is a not-for-profit organization working in collaboration with the 11-country Pan African Great Green Wall (PAGGW) agency.
TAP is dedicated to the permanent eradication of drought in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa via the construction of a continuous 8,000km fresh-water pipeline across the entire African continent. Supplied by solar-powered desalination plants located on each coast, TAP will distribute a substantial and free supply of safe, clean water in perpetuity for drinking, agriculture and industry, for use by communities and businesses in all eleven countries across the Sahel. The largest humanitarian engineering project in Africa, TAP will sustain a zero-carbon footprint and ensure that each country can take full ownership of the project upon completion.
TAP will also meet the water needs of the Great Green Wall project undertaken by the PAGGW which is planting millions of trees in a land corridor established by its member countries across the same route as the pipeline. TAP is also working with individual governments within the Sahel region and in tandem with its charitable arm, the US-based TAP Foundation.