Africa Focus: Shared Waters, Shared Benefits

The seminar is the first part of the Africa Focus expected to promote water as one of the great diplomatic and development opportunities through effective management of transboundary waters to advance national and international security interests, protect the environment, provide food security and improve energy sufficiency.

Welcome

Co-Chair: Hon Sarah Ochekpe, Minister for Water Resources, Nigeria, and HE Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AUC DREA Commissioner

 

09:00    Welcome Statement. Mr. Bai Mass Taal, AMCOW

09.05    Statement. H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AUC DREA Commissioner

9.15    Goodwill Message. H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana and Chair SWA

9.25    Opening Address. Hon Sarah Ochekpe, Minister for Water Resources, Nigeria

 

 

Trans-Boundary Water Management: Turning Threats to Opportunities

Chairs: Hon. Charity Ngilu, A Minister for Water and Irrigation, Kenya, and Mr. Joao Baptista Borges, Minister of Energy and Water, Angola

 

09:35    Introduction. Hon. Prof. W. Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya

09:40    Enhancing the Coordinating and Optimizing Bilateral and Multilateral partners Role in Africa’s TWM. Ms. Kyunmee Kim, SIWI

09:50    Unlocking Africa's Growth and Investments in a Changing Climate through Water Cooperation. Mr. Alex Simalabwi, GWP

10:05    Panel Discussion on Trans-Boundary Water Management: Turning Threats to Opportunities

                Moderator: Dr. Rashid Mbaziira, AUC Panellists

  • Dr. Khalil Timamy, AUC
  • Mr. Gen. Reginald Ihekire, Niger Basin Authority
  • Mr. Anton Earle, SIWI
  • Ms. Tracy Molefi,  ANBO Chair and Lake Victoria Basin
  • Mr.  Dennis Mwanza, SUWASA

10.55    Closing Summary. Mr. Joao Baptista Borges, Minister of Energy and Water, Angola

 

11.00    Coffee Break

 

Trans-boundary Groundwater: Opportunities for Cooperation

Chairs: Dr. Salem Mohamed Rashrash, Minister for Water, Libya, and Hon. Mahamat Ali Abdallah Nassour, Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Chad

 

11:30    Opening Statement. Dr. Salem Mohamed Rashrash, Minister for Water, Libya

11:35    Trans-boundary Groundwater: Opportunities for Cooperation. Dr. Alice Aureli, UNESCO

11:55    Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Trans-boundary Groundwater

             Moderator:  Mr. Reginald Tekateka

  • Dr. Callist Tindimugaya, Africa Groundwater Network
  • Mr. Thomas Chirimba, UNEP
  • Ms. Vanessa Vaessen, Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources Policy Advise on Groundwater
  • Mr. Mark Brune, HDG Limited, UK

12.55    Closing Summary. Hon. Mahamat Ali Abdallah Nassour, Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Chad

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