The African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)

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, 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.

Programmes & Initiatives

AMCOW Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP)

APAGroP was formally launched and operationalized through two AMCOW-led multi-stakeholder workshops...

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African Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG)

The ASPG Initiative aims to provide support and guidance to strengthen the enabling environment for...

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AfricaSan is one of AMCOW’s path-breaker initiatives born out of the recognition that investment in...

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Water and Sanitation Sector Monitoring and Reporting System (WASSMO)

WASSMO is a web-based system and tool designed for member countries in setting specific national, su...

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