GWP and AMCOW Launches Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa PDF Print E-mail

GWP and AMCOW Launches Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa

The Global Water Partnership and the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) launched a joint programme to support water and climate change adaptation in Africa at the World Water Week in Stockholm on 23 August 2011. (read more)

AMCOW Vice President, and Minister of Water Resources and Development, Zimbabwe, the Honorable S.S. Nkomo, and GWP Chair Dr Letitia A Obeng, unveiled the Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa (WACDEP) at the 2011 World Water Week on August 23, 2011.

In response to climate change commitments in the Sharm el Sheikh Declaration, AMCOW, in collaboration with GWP, developed WACDEP to integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning processes, build climate resilience, and support countries to adapt to a new climate regime through increased investments in water security.

The launch was attended by Ministers of water from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Uganda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Gabon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalwaterpartnership/sets/72157627598124380/. Others present included the Chair of the AMCOW Technical Advisory Committee, Mr. Trevor Balzer, and AMCOW Executive Secretary Mr. Bai Mass Taal. Mr. Robert Burtscher of the Austria Development Agency, one of the WACDEP donors, delivered remarks as did Ms. Poppy Whitfield of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Dr. Akissa Bahri, Coordinator of the Africa Water Facility.

Read more on the WACDEP website: www.gwp.org/wacdep

 

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