The Central Africa Republic country water partnership is now accredited by the GWPO

An official letter from the GWP Executive Secretary granting accreditation was received by the CAR CWP on 12 September 2019.

The accreditation of the CAR Country Water Partnership (CAR CWP) is the result of a process initiated in 2018 by the CWP itself with the support of the GWP-CAf. Indeed, the CAR CWP, whose mission is to support the government in the sustainable management of water resources through the adoption of the principles of IWRM in CAR, has expressed the wish to be accredited, to be officially recognized as one of the CWPs in Central Africa.

Created in 2008, the CAR CWP worked well until 2013 when an armed conflict paralyzed its activities, making the CWP "inactive". With the resumption of activities in the country at the end of 2016 and the designation of CAR by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) Technical Committee (in June 2016) as one of the beneficiary countries of the WACDEP programme , GWP-CAf initiated the process of relaunching CAR CWP activities in 2017 with the organization of statutory meetings and the workshop to launch the WACDEP RCA project in August 2017. During these meetings, a new Steering Committee was set up with a new President. Also, at the end of 2017, the Ministry in charge of water in CAR granted an office to the CAR CWP to host the WACDEP project in the country. From June 14th to 15th, 2018, at its General Assembly, the PNE RCA, with the support of the GWP-CAf, reviewed and revised its statutory documents to bring them into line with those of the GWPO. This is when the accreditation process was initiated.  

Through this accreditation, the CAR CWP benefits from the advantages of accredited CWPs, including the use of the GWP logo.