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African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)

9-11 November 2009 | Johannesburg, South Africa

AMCOWOn Thursday, 12 November 2009 the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) convened. The TAC met to review the progress report of the TAC Chair, the outcomes of AWW-2 and PANAFCON II, and the Johannesburg Statement.

Following the opening statements, Charles Ngangoue, TAC Chair, reported on the work undertaken by the TAC from 2007-2009. He reviewed the activities of the TAC following the Brazzaville Declaration and highlighted work undertaken for AMCOW by: the AfDB on water; the Water Sanitation Programme (WSP) on sanitation; and, the Kenyan Ministry of Water and Agriculture on groundwater resources whose results were presented at AWW-2.

Following heated discussions regarding the appointment of the sub-regional TAC office bearers, the session was adjourned.

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Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Olushola Sodeko, AU, and Bai-Mass Tal, Executive Secretary, AMCOW

Anta Seck, Senegal
Bataung Leleka, Botswana
Fred Mwango, Kenya
Participants during the session began.
Charles Ngangoue, President, TAC
Halifah Drammeh, UNEP and UN-Water/Africa
Saadou Ebih Ould Mohamed El Hacen, Vice-President, TAC
Diarra Tiémoko, Mali
View of the dais during the TAC session.
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The Water Dialogues Side Event: "Confronting key water services issues through multi-stakeholder dialogue"



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IISD RS resources
Institutional History of Water Governance in Africa
IISD RS Briefing Note of the AMCOW Executive Committee and Technical Advisory Committee, 24-28 November 2008, Nairobi, Kenya (HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of AWW-1,
26-28 March 2008, Tunis, Tunisia
IISD RS coverage of AMCOW-6,
30-31 May 2007, Palais du Parlement, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
IISD RS coverage of the Second Meeting of the Ad-hoc OEWG to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury,
6-10 October 2008, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the First Meeting of the Ad-hoc OEWG to Review and Assess Measures to Address the Global Issue of Mercury, 12-16 November 2007, Bangkok, Thailand
IISD RS water page
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