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African Ministers' Council on Water

The African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) was formed in 2002 in Abuja Nigeria, primarily to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development and poverty eradication among member states through the effective management of the continent's water resources and provision of water supply services.

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OPINION: Integrating resilience into infrastructure – a wicked problem

Climate change is an opportunity for governments to put into place long overdue policies and practices around infrastructure–says CDKN Africa’s Dr Shehnaaz Moosa, who spoke at World Water Week.

OPINION: Africa Water Week: Climate resilient development in Africa needs to scale up to the strategic level

Klas Sandström, from NIRAS, argues that climate resilient development in African will require a greater focus on the strategic level, as Africa Water Week kicks off in Dakar, Senegal.

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OPINION: Capacity development is key to aiding smart decision-making

Beatrice Mosello is cautiously optimistic about current work to assist African policy makers integrate water security and climate resilience into development planning.

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OPINION: Decision-makers need local case studies, simple language, and interaction in training materials

Karen Sutherland gives an update on the African Ministers’ Council on Water’s Capacity Building Programme.

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PROJECT: AMCOW Capacity Building – Building capacity for climate resilient decision-making in water investments

This project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of planning departments in ministries and local governments in eight African countries by integrating water security and climate resilience into water-related development planning.

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