The transboundary issue is key in water resources management in Africa and mostly in West Africa where all countries except the Island of Cape Verde share at least one river with at least another country. The region has 22 major transboundary river basins, and six established transboundary river basin authorities to contribute to strengthen transboundary cooperation.
In preparation for the 9th edition of the World Water Forum, to be held in Dakar, Senegal in 2021, the Kick-Off Meeting (Preparatory Process) was held on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June 2019 in Dakar by the Government of Senegal and the World Water Council. The activity was launched by the Minister of Water and Sanitation of Senegal, Mr. Serigne Mbaye Thiam and the President of the World Water Council, Mr. Loïc Fauchon.
The annual Global Water Partnership’s Regional Meetings held in Amman, Jordan on 13-16 May 2019, with the participation of GWP regions, including the GWP West Africa represented by the Chair, the Executive Secretary, the Project Manager and the Communication and knowledge Manager.
The African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO) is planning its 7th General Assembly (GA) from July 2-5, 2019 to be organized in Tunis (Tunisia). The General Assembly is an important occasion for exchange on ANBO's institutional life and provides a unique opportunity for members to evaluate progress made with regard to the objectives set for the network and identify possibilities for improvement.
On Wednesday, May 08, 2019, took place in the conference room of the Ministry of Justice and Legislation (MJL) in Cotonou, the official ceremony for the official presentation of the framework memoranda of understanding to twenty-one NGOs, distributed as follows:
From Monday 13 to Saturday 17 May 2019, a delegation from the Water Integrity Network (WIN) visited Benin as part of an exchange mission with the CWP and its partners involved in the fight for integrity in the water and sanitation sector.
The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) organized the first and second training workshops on ''Ecosystem planning and management for climate change adaptation in the Volta Basin'' from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Bamako, Mali and on 27 to 31 May 2019 in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
Since November 2018, the Country Water Partnership of Mali had initiated a consultation framework with the various stakeholders to address the dangers facing water resources and the lack of reliable results of the actions undertaken by the various structures involved in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the country.
From 23rd to 24th May 2019, the Core Team of the Task Force for SDG6 IWRM Action Plan preparation met at the conference room of the Water Resources Commission to finalise the Action Plan and initiate drafting of the related Action Sheets.