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Second African Water Week (AWW-2)

9-11 November 2009 | Johannesburg, South Africa

AMCOW

The Second African Water Week took place from Monday to Wednesday, 9-11 November 2009, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by the South African Government, the UN Environment Programme and the UN-Human Settlements Programme, the theme of the Water Week was ‘Concretizing action to implement African commitments on water and sanitation: “sprint to the finish.” The aim of the Water Week was to determine the collective implementation of the actions and commitments outlined in the African Water Vision 2025, the World Summit on Sustainable Development and Millennium Development Goals related to water and sanitation, as well as the African Union’s Sharm El Sheikh Commitments. Delegates met in plenary and four parallel sessions on finance, climate change, sanitation, and transboundary water resources. The Water Week concluded with the presentation of the Summary of Proceedings and Outcomes, which was forwarded to the Seventh Ordinary Session of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW-7) to be held from 12-13 November 2009. A number of side events were held throughout the meeting.

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AWW-2 - AMCOW TAC- AMCOW-7
Opening of the High Level Segment
Bruno Jean-Richard Ituoa, AMCOW-6 President, Republic of Congo
Buyelwa Sonjica, Minister for Water Affairs and Environment, South Africa
Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency, South Africa
Halifah Drammeh, UNEP and UN-Water/Africa
Prince of Orange Willem-Alexander, Netherlands, Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB)
Olushola Sodeko, AU
Bobby Pittman, Vice-President, African Development Bank
Christine Walters, Johannesburg Mayoral Council
Bai-Mass Tal, Executive Secretary, AMCOW
Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda
Simon Thuo, Global Water Partnership (GWP)
Ousseynou Eddje Diop, Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP)
Datius Rutashobya, World Meteorological Organization
Alan Hall, GWP
View of the dais before the session began.
 

 

Second Pan-African Implementation and Partnership Conference on Water (PANAFCON II)

The Second Pan-African Implementation and Partnership Conference on Water took place on Wednesday afternoon 11 November 2009, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Conference provided an opportunity for AMCOW’s development partners to commit to support the implementation of Africa’s water development agenda.

The dais during PANAFCON II L-R: Olushola Sodeko, AU; Bruno Jean-Richard Ituoa, AMCOW-6 President; Bai-Mass Tal, Executive Secretary, AMCOW; and Halifah Drammeh, UNEP and
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Uschi Eid, Vice-Chair, UNSGAB
Ingo Herbert, EU
Bob McMullan, Australia
Carl Mitchell, USAID
Gerard McGovern, EU
Sering Jallow, African Development Bank
Shinichi Asazuma, Japan
Halifah Drammeh with Taibi Rachid, Minister for Water Resouces, Algeria.

Participants in consultation during the afternoon session.

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