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

Water and Sanitation Sector Monitoring and Reporting System

The Pan-African Water and Sanitation Sector Monitoring and Reporting System (WASSMO) is a web-based...

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Africa Water Week

The Africa Water Week represents a political commitment at the highest level where governments, regi...

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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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Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines

The Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG) Initiative aims to provide support and guidance to st...

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