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AMCOW President appointed Egypt New Premier PDF Print E-mail

Egypt's newly-elected President Mohamed Mursi has appointed Hisham Kandil, Water and Irrigation minister and President, African Ministers Council on Water, head of the new government. Mursi's spokesman, Yasser Ali, said that the president will meet the appointed premier today followed by a press conference held by Kandil, reported the Middle East News Agency. Ali indicated that the appointment of this "patriotic and independent" figure came after studies and negotiations to elect someone who is capable of administering the current scene effectively.

Kandil was born in 1962 which makes him Egypt's youngest prime minister to date. He is also the country’s first bearded premier. Graduating in 1984, he studied engineering at college then obtained a master’s degree and a PhD in irrigation from the United States.

Kandil was appointed water and irrigation minister by Essam Sharaf in the cabinet that preceded Kamal al-Ganzouri's, following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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Africa Focus at 2012 World Water Week PDF Print E-mail

AMCOW, AUC Convenes Africa Focus at World Water Week

AMCOW and AUC Water Directorate will be convening the Africa Focus Day Tuesday, August 28th 2012 at the World Water Week in Stockholm. Africa Focus builds on outcomes of the Africa process of the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille and the 4th Africa Water Week in Cairo as well as the Rio+20 outcomes. The aim of AMCOW and AUC is to catalyze action and innovation to confront the challenges we face in water resources management.

Seminar 1 of the day has two sessions with the 1st session focusing on “Water for Growth in Africa: From Marseille to Cairo – Rio +20, the Way Forward” and the 2nd session calling attention to “Managing African Water Resources: Challenges and Opportunities”. Both sessions will feature introductory presentations followed by panel discussions featuring key resource persons in the sector.

Seminar 2 features a session with the thematic focus: ‘Africa in 2040 - Water as a Catalyst for Pan African Integration and Development’ and another on ‘Water and Sanitation Delivery in Africa: Beyond 2015’. Both sessions feature introductory presentations followed by panel discussions featuring key resource persons in the sector.

The Africa Focus will be rounded off with a High Level Ministerial panel featuring AMCOW Ministers, designed to endorse the outcomes of the sessions.

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