The 5th Africa Water Week (AWW5) takes place in Dakar, Senegal on 26 to 31 May 2014. The event is convened by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission and organised with other development partners. GWP is involved in a number of activities.
The AWW5 conference theme is “Placing Water at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, with the following subthemes:
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Water Resources Management for Sustainable Development
- Wastewater Management and Water Quality
- Water and Disaster Risk Management
GWP is co-leading three of the four themes:
Additionally GWP is involved in side meetings at AWW5: a Regional Process Preparatory Meeting for World Water Forum 7 (WWF7) and a side event on Strengthening Institutions for Transboundary Waters in Africa (SITWA).
GWP Executive Secretary Dr. Ania Grobicki is scheduled to give a closing statement at the end of the week. The AWW5 website has detailed information about the event.
Photo: Aerial view of Dakar, where AWW5 is held.