The main objective of these statutory meetings was to review the progress of the previous year 2019 and to review/validate the 2020 work plan and the 2020-2022 work programme of the GWP-CAf. Chaired by the President of GWP-CAf, these meetings are organized in the context of the adoption of the new GWP 2020-2025 strategy, which was the guiding principle for the development of the GWP-CAf Triennial Work Programme 2020-2022.
A Steering Committee rich in exchanges
Gathered from the 30th to the 31st of October 2019, the members of the Steering Committee (presidents of the 5 CWPs of Central Africa, representatives of the GWPO, ECCAS, LCBC, SODECA, RECOJAC and Association des Journalistes pour le Climat de la République du Congo) first reviewed the activities carried out during the year 2019 and then discussed the axes and orientations of the 2020 work plan and the 2020-2022 work Programme of GWP-CAf. The Steering Committee provided an opportunity for the CWPs to review their progress from 2017 to 2019. During the discussions at this meeting, emphasis was laid on positioning the CWPs as credible and essential partners in the water sector in their respective countries, in particular through the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with the ministries in charge of water. At the end of the discussions, the members of the Steering Committee expressed their satisfaction with the content of the work plans submitted for their consideration. The latter Steering Committee made recommendations and took decisions that were submitted to the General Assembly, in particular the validation of the candidacy of Mr Sylvain GUEBANDA for the position of President of GWP-CAf.
The General Assembly approves the recommendations and decisions of the Steering Committee
The GWP General Assembly held on the 1st of November 2019, with the members of the Steering Committee, the Executive Secretaries of the CWPs and the representatives of UNESCO and IUCN as participants. The latter examined and endorsed the recommendations and decisions of the Steering Committee. The highlight of this meeting was the launch of the GWP 2020-2025 strategy in Central Africa, to which GWP-CAf partners actively contributed.
A new three-year work plan for the future of the GWP-CAf
The 2 statutory meetings of GWP-CAf were held in accordance with its statutory texts. The participation of the members was very active and enriching and made it possible to shape the future of the GWP-CAf on the basis of the orientations of its validated three-Year Work Programme 2020-2022. The latter has been developed in line with the strategic priorities defined in the 2020-2025 strategy and on the basis of the achievements and lessons of the implementation of the 2014 - 2019 strategy. This Work Programme will make it possible in 2022 to take stock of the evolution of "a Central Africa where all water needs are met".