Africa Focus: Cooperation and Hydro-Diplomacy - Successful Approaches to Optimize Transboundary Water Management

Instead of serving as a threat to international peace, trans-boundary waters should be seen as economic resource and which represents one of the great diplomatic and development opportunities for advancing global security.

14:15    Opening Statements

14:20    Presentation on Cooperation and Hydro-Diplomacy: Successful Approaches to Optimize Trans-boundary Water Management.

14:30    Panel Discussion on the theme Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Akissa Bahri, AfDB
  • Prof. Mike Muller, Water and Development Expert
  • Mr. Gustavo Saltiel, WB
  • Prof. Patricia Wouters, UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science
  • Dr. Ana Cascao, SIWI
  • Dr Tefera Beyene, Nile Basin Initiative

15:40    Closing Statement


15:45    Coffee Break


High Level Ministerial Panel

Char: H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana and Chair SWA, and Dr Mohamed Bahaa El-Din, Minister for Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt


16:10    Opening Comments. H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana and Chair SWA, and Mr. Sering Jallow, AfDB

16:20    Presentation of Outcomes of Sessions

16:50    Interventions from AMCOW Ministers

17:50    Discussion

18:25    Closing Statement. Hon Sarah Ochekpe, Minister for Water Resources, Nigeria

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