Africa Water Week: The 4th edition will be held in May in Cairo

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April 2012
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14-18 May: Africa Water Week 4 in Cairo
21-24 May: Africa Utility Week in Johannesburg
23 May: European Policy Summit in Brussels
AFRICA WATER WEEK : The 4th edition will be held in May in Cairo
The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) is organizing from May 14th to 18th, the 4th Africa Water Week (AWW-4) in Cairo, Egypt.

The theme of this edition is “Water for Growth in Africa, AMCOW’s Journey @10”. During this Africa Water Week, the discussions will focus on the nexus between water and growth and development in Africa and how the continent has exploited the water resources so as to improve the growth of African economies. This AWW-4 edition will also be an opportunity for the AMCOW to make an assessment with African Union mandate and to provide political leadership, policy direction and advocacy in the provision, use and management of water resources for sustainable socio-economic development and maintenance of ecosystems in Africa.

The holding of this AWW-4 will also mark the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the creation of AMCOW.

It is worth reminding that the Africa Water Week was set up in May 2007 as a means of building momentum across the continent to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The former editions took place in Tunisia (2008), South Africa (2009) and in Ethiopia (2010).
NON-REVENUE WATER : A workshop scheduled in June, in Nairobi
A launching workshop of the capacity building programme related to “Non-Revenue Water” thematic will be held from June 18th to 20th in Nairobi, Kenya, for the score of water utilities selected within the framework of the Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI) project.

During this workshop, participants will think over the elaboration of a work programme and an action plan to deal with the Non-Revenue Water issue their utilities are faced with.

This workshop will be followed by a visit of experts within the water utilities.

In addition to this workshop, the Scientific and Technical Council Task Force set up with regard to the Non-Revenue Water will hold its first meeting.

Let’s mention that an AfWA delegation visited Washington from March 26th to 28th in order to finalize the preparation of this workshop with the FABRI and USAID project officials.
CAMEROON : New Managing Director of CAMWATER takes up his duties

The new Managing Director of the Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (CAMWATER), Jean William Sollo, took up his duties at the end of March, taking over Dr Basile Atangana Kouna who was appointed as Minister for Water and Energy on December 2011.

As a forestry expert, Mr Sollo was previously Managing Director of the Office de développement des forêts.

Editorship: Mr. Mamadou Dia (President of AfWA)
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