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AfricaSan 7 Swakopmund Declaration

Upcoming Events
20th - 24th August 2023

SIWI World Water Week 2023

Join us at the SIWI 2023 World Water Week in Stockholm. AMCOW with Member States and Partners would be organizing Africa Focused sessions. The goal Details would be shared in the coming days.
5th - 11th November 2023

7th AfricaSan

The 7th Africa Sanitation Conference hosted by the Republic of Namibia holds 5 to 11 November 2023. AfricaSan is one of AMCOW’s path-breaker initiatives which provides a forum for sanitation technical experts to exchange lessons to identify approaches and technologies that work best in their local circumstances

An Effective Mandated Organ of the African Union's Effort to Assure Water Security in Africa

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

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

An Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional co-operation and the environment.

Our Story

See how AMCOW has evolved over the years since its inception. Its milestones, structure, achievements and aspirations.


What Makes Us Different

Governance & Partnership

Water Resource Management

Water Supply, Sanitation, & Hygiene

Water & Sanitation Sector Monitoring & Reporting

Knowledge Management, Communications & Visibility

Youth & Gender Inclusion

Data Collection

We collect data on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene from African Member States.

Data Reports

Reports generated from the data collected aid decision and policy making.


Africa Water Sector and Sanitation Monitoring Reporting System

WASSMO is the first ever continent-wide automated web-based system that exclusively captures data on water and sanitation across the 55 Member States of the African Union using harmonised progress indicators.


AMCOW Pan African Groundwater Program

The APaGROP vision is that through improved groundwater policy and practice, groundwater is used sustainably and equitably, increasing water and food security and resilience, and supporting improved lives and livelihoods in Africa.

Launched in


Oct 2019

Operationalized in


Feb 2020