CanisiusKanagire, Executive Secretary of AMCOW
based in Abuja.
's Executive Secretary, Canisius Kanangire, said that the expected outcomes of the gathering will give impetus toward achieving commitments from the previous AfricaSan Conference to accelerate access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation in Africa by 2030.
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), a salu[beaucoup plus grand que] la dynamique d[beaucoup plus grand que]clench[beaucoup plus grand que]e par l'initiative du Maroc pour r[beaucoup plus grand que]soudre la probl[beaucoup plus grand que]matique de l'eau en tant que ressource vitale pour les pays en d[beaucoup plus grand que]veloppement, en particulier en Afrique.
president, Mrs Edna Molewa, summed up this sentiment as 'using water to wash poverty away'.
A range of initiatives have been launched in the water sector: the African Water Facility (conceived under the aegis of AMCOW
, managed by the ADB and designed to back institutional environmental efforts), the Nepad sectoral water programme (designed to improve cross-border management of water resources), and the euro 500 million water funding facility currently being approved by the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, a first euro 250 million instalment of which should be available this year.
Moreover, the AMCOW
decided to host the upcoming AWW in Gabon in 2018.
The AWF was established in 2005 by AMCOW
as a multilateral fund that provides grants and technical assistance to enable governments, NGOs and private-public partnerships to secure investments and implement sustainable water projects throughout Africa.
The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW
) has endorsed the Moroccan initiative Water for Africa, which aims at strengthening African peoples resilience to climate change effects.
The AWF is an initiative of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW
and regional organisations (RECs, R-LBOs) have been strengthened to the extent that they are able to fulfil their mandates under the Sharm el Sheikh commitments.
The Government of Nigeria responded with a commitment to contribute US $1 million, while the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW
) Secretariat and donors agreed to support the fund raising campaign to be launched by the AWF, in order to mobilize 50 million by the end of 2016 and secure the resources for the 2017-2018 transition period.
With the beginning of the third program to improve water and sanitation in the most challenging regions of Senegal, Mansour Faye, Senegalese Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation and current President of AMCOW
, the African Ministers' Council on Water, said "the African Development Bank has been by our side from the start and its Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) has played an important role, particularly to leverage aid for 'PEPAM', our rural water and sanitation programs."