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EVENTS - 2012

4th Africa Water Week: 14-18 May 2012, Cairo, Egypt


The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) decided to institute an annual African Water Week (AWW) as a means of building momentum across the continent to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs on water and sanitation. AMCOW promotes cooperation, security, socioeconomic development and poverty eradication through the management of water resources and the provision of water supply services in Africa. AMCOW is actively engaged in keeping the state of Africa’s water under review and in promoting actions of common African interest by all stakeholders.

The AWW represents a political commitment at the highest level with over 54 African Countries and 1000 participants from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector, the scientific community, civil society, and the media from all over the world, and in particular Africa, where they meet to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation challenges. The theme of the 4th Africa Water Week is: “Water for Growth in Africa, AMCOW’s Journey at 10” and will be celebrated from 14 -18 May 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. This year’s AWW-4 coincides with the 10th year anniversary celebrations of AMCOW. During this year’s AWW-4, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in South Africa who is also the President of AMCOW, Mrs BEE Molewa will hand over the Presidency of AMCOW to HE Hashim Kendal, Minister of Water and Irrigation of the Arab Republic of Egypt.