The 12th General Assembly of the Governing Council of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) starts on the 18th February 2021 virtually. The Assembly will be preceded by the Technical Advisory Committee Session from the 15th to 17th.
Participants expected to attend include the 55 Ministers responsible for Water and Sanitation or their representatives, and the 80 participants to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Member States Focal Point Officials.
At the General Assembly, the Governing Council will consider recommendations from the Technical Advisory Committee and make decisions which will guide policy and strategic directions for AMCOW. During the meeting, H.E. Alain-Claude BILIE-BY-NZE, State Minister & Minister for Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Gabon and current AMCOW President, will officially hand over the Presidency of AMCOW to Hon. Carl Hermann Gustav Schlettwein, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform of the Republic of Namibia. New members of the EXCO and other Governing and Policy Organs will also be elected.