AMCOW - African Ministers' Council on Water

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The African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) was formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and provision of water supply services.

In 2008, at the 11th ordinary session of the Africa Union (AU) Assembly in Sharm el-Sheikh, Heads of State and Government of the AU agreed on commitments to accelerate the achievement of water and sanitation goals in Africa and mandated AMCOW to develop and follow up an implementation strategy for these commitments. AMCOW has also being accorded the status of a Specialised Committee for Water and Sanitation in the African Union.

Vision: To promote cooperation, security, social and economic development, and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of Africa’s water resources and provision of water supply services in a bid to realize the 2025 Africa Water Vision.

Mission: To provide political leadership, policy direction and advocacy in the provision, use and management of water resources for sustainable social and economic development and maintenance of African ecosystems.

Location

AMCOW Secretariat:
11 T. Y. Danjuma Street
FCT-Abuja
Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 9 870 3749