The GWP-CAf general Assembly of Partners

The GWP - CAf general assembly of partners was held in Douala, Cameroon on November 6, 2015 under the theme " water sector funding challenges in Central - Africa Opportunities and Constraints: What strategy to adopt? "

The consulting partner meeting brought together the chairs of the 4 country water partnerships of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sao Tomé and Principe as well as the acting chair of GWP-CAf Technical Committee, GWPO network officer for central Africa, representatives of basin organizations like International commission for Congo-Oubangui-Sangha basin (CICOS), the Lake Chad Basin Commission, and the representatives of civil society organizations.

The general assembly aimed at validating the report of the 7th GWP-CAf Steering Committee meeting, held on November 5th, 2015 focused on the approval of the 2015 financial and activity reports as well as the 2016 work plan and budget and the renewal of GWP-CAf organs.

During this meeting, GWP-CAf Partners were largely edified on the contribution of GWP-CAf in the elaboration process of regional and national policy for water sector in central Africa, the best partnerships for funding water sector and the operationalization of the regional solidarity fund for water.

As a result of this general Assembly, Partners created a taskforce for bankable projects development and monitoring within GWP-CAf network, renewed the GWP-CAf presidency by selecting Mrs Ligia Barros, current president of GWP Sao Tomé and Principe as new Chair of GWP-CAf and mandated the acting president of Technical Committee to reshape the committee with regards to the Global TEC.

The general Assembly of Partners recommended to the new GWP-CAf Chair the revitalization of existing Country Water Partnerships through the organization of general assemblies as well as the creation of CWP in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad.