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The African Working group is interested in Water supply and Sanitation and Integrated Water Management issues in the African area
WHO WE ARE
OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES
What is the Africa Working Group (AWG)?
The Africa Working Group (AWG) is one of the ‘regional components’ of the EU Water Initiative (EUWI) and is responsible for its activities in Africa. The purpose of this partnership is to make an effective joint (Africa-Europe) contribution to the achievement of water and sanitation related MDGs in Sub-Sahara Africa.
The AWG emerged from the EU-Africa Strategic Partnership on Water Affairs and Sanitation, signed in September 2002 during the World Summit on Sustainable Development by the Presidents of South Africa, Nigeria, the European Union and the European Commission.
The AWG has members coming from the Technical Advisory Committee of the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW-TAC), the European Union Member States (EU MS), the European Commission (EC), civil society, financing institutions, knowledge institutions and the private sector. The diversity of its membership is considered to be one of the strengths of the AWG. Its membership is open to organisations active in the fields of policy dialogue and national policy framework development, accountability and transparency, and donor harmonisation.
The AWG is co-chaired by the AMCOW-TAC and an annually rotating EU member state, while a ‘troika’ consisting of the present chair, outgoing chair and incoming chair functions as the operational management body. The AMCOW-TAC acts as the strategic counterpart to the troika of the AWG. Day-to-day work of the AWG is enhanced through a support team hosted by IRC.
EU delegation speaking Points at the 2nd GEOSS African Water Cycle Symposium
EU delegation to the African Union, 25 February 2011
AWG Newsletter January 2011 (french version)
AWG Newsletter January 2011 (english version)
SUMMARY WORLD WATER DAY 2011 (WWD 2011) IN CAPETOWN
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World Water Day 2011 (WWD 2011) convened in Cape Town, South Africa on 22 March 2011. Under the theme of “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge,” participants gathered to hear addresses from dignitaries such as His Royal Highness, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa, and Joan Clos, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT.
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WG Media Library
Africa -EU Partnership
Who is who
Specific Space of AWG
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WG lead: Dick van Ginhoven (Netherlands, European co-chair), Reginald Tekateka (South- Africa, African co- chair)
Support team: Per Bertilsson, Johanna Sjödin (SIWI).