Abuja Ministerial Declaration on Water: A Key to Sustainable Development in Africa, Abuja, Nigeria, 29-30 April 2002

Sectors : Water and Sanitation
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2002
Level: 
Ministerial

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

“1.We, the African Ministers responsible for …adopt the "Abuja Ministerial Declaration on Water - a key to Sustainable Development in Africa;…

...RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE AFRICAN MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR WATER

A. Mandate...

...1. Decide to establish the African Ministerial Conference on Water (AMCOW).

2. Also decide that AMCOW’s mission will be based on the vision outlined in the instruments establishing the African Union.

3. Further decide, that AMCOW shall strive to:
(a) Strengthen intergovernmental co-operation in order to halt and reverse the water crisis and sanitation problems in Africa;

(b) monitor progress in the implementation of major regional and global water resources and water supply and sanitation initiatives...

...4. Also decide that AMCOW shall support measures which:
(a) encourage stronger and better performing institutional arrangements for the water sector;

(b) strengthen the monitoring and assessment of available water resources.

(c) ensure sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure development and services delivery and the transfer of water to drought-prone areas for the poor majority in our region;

(d) promote policies for the appropriate allocation of water for domestic use and food security and other competing demands

(e) support regional intergovernmental dialogue on the implementation of Chapter 18 (Freshwater) of Agenda 21 for the purpose of recommending measures needed to strengthen implementation...”

Scope: 
Africa