Nigeria has been selected to host the 10th anniversary of African Water Facility, AWF, an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water AMCOW, to assist African countries mobilize resources for water and sanitation sector.
The Chairman, Local Organising Committee and Director of Water Supply of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Engr. Rufus Onyeanusi disclosed this in Abuja over the weekend. Onyeanusi said that the conference will run from 25th to 27 November and that Nigeria is expected to make a commitment to the replenishment of the Water Fund as part of its obligation to the regional body.
He said the theme of the event anchors on Fund Raising/ Replenishment of Water Fund.
The African Water Facility is managed by African Development Bank (AfDB) as an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW). This is to assist African countries mobilize resources for water and sanitation sector in order to meet up with the MDGs/SDGs related to water and sanitation goals; tagged Africa Water Vision 2025.
It also provides political leadership, policy direction and advocacy in the provision, use and management of water resources for sustainable social development and maintenance of ecosystem.
The African Water Facility (AWF) provides grants and expert technical assistance to implement innovative water projects and raise investment for water projects throughout Africa. Grants provided by AWF include Project Preparation, Water Governance and Water Knowledge, supporting projects designed to increase water, energy and food security, enhance regional cooperation and promote socio-economic growth in Africa


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