The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and key donors such as the African Development Bank signed an agreement providing funds to translate the Regional Water Policy adopted by heads of state in October 2009 into action. The allocation of funding is a crucial step along the road to improving water management in the region.
GWP Central Africa has worked assiduously with Partners within the framework of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) IWRM programme to help develop the Regional Water Policy, encourage IWRM approaches and persuade development Partners to honour their financial commitments. Once heads of state had demonstrated political will by endorsing the Regional Water Policy, GWP Central Africa followed up to ensure action on funding. GWP Central Africa is now contributing to getting the IWRM coordination unit up and running.