The Africa Water Week (AWW) is organized by The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in partnership with the African Union Commission and other development associates. The biannual event is taking place in Dar es Salaam at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre from the 18th of July to the 22nd of July 2016.
Participants from civil society, regional institutions, governments, , international partners, the private sector, scientific community and the media from all over the world, and more specific Africa, meet to deliberate and jointly pursue solutions to Africa’s water resources, and sanitation predicaments.
Going by the theme “Achieving the SDGs on Water Security and Sanitation,” The event that is the first under the SDG era seeks to develop a clear roadmap for developing a comprehensive plan of action for Africa aimed at immediate translation of the high-level commitments including N’gor Declaration on Water Security and Sanitation into implementation at country, sub-regional and continental levels.
This is anticipated to lead to development of suitable policies, high quality actions matched with strong motivation to implement them, and increased investment at various levels. The programmes implemented from these plans will contribute to poverty alleviation, health improvements, social development and economic growth in Africa as well as ensure that there is access to water and sanitation for all through the realization of SDG 6.