The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), October 2001

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, Climate change - general, Food security, Water and Sanitation
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2001
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

“113. Objectives
- To ensure sustainable access to safe and adequate clean water supply and sanitation, especially for the poor;

- To plan and manage water resources to become a basis for national and regional cooperation and development;

- To systematically address and sustain ecosystems, biodiversity and wildlife;

- To cooperate on shared rivers among member states;

- To effectively address the threat of climate change;

- To ensure enhanced irrigation and rainfed agriculture to improve agricultural production and food security.

114. Actions
- Accelerate work on multipurpose water resource projects, e.g. the SADC Water Secretariat’s investigation of the utilisation of the Congo River, and the Nile Basin Initiative;

-Establish a task team to make plans for mitigating the negative impact of climate change in Africa;

- Collaborate with the Global Environmental Sanitation Initiative (GESI) in promoting sanitary waste disposal methods and projects;

- Support the UN Habitat programme on water conservation in African cities.”

Scope: 
Africa