African Ministers' Council On Water / African Union Commission

AFRICA Focus - Waste to benefits: From policy to action

Wednesday 30 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL Auditorium

To actualize the potentials of turning waste to benefits, the need to create the right policy environment and move from policy to effective implementation becomes acute. The High Level Ministerial Panel will focus on policy options on enabling factors to support the adoption and implementation of innovative wastewater management. To set the scene and context, the High Level Panel will be preceded by a key presentation to drive policy dialogue involving AMCOW Ministers and experts.

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.


Chair:  HE Eng. Gerson Lwenge, AMCOW President and Minister of Water and Irrigation, United Republic of Tanzania
Moderator: Dr Canisius Kanangire, AMCOW Executive Secretary

•    Welcoming remarks - Dr Canisius Kanangire, AMCOW Executive Secretary

•    Opening Remarks - HE Eng. Gerson Lwenge, AMCOW President

•    Goodwill Remarks
HE Correa Leonel Josefa Sacko, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy & Agriculture

Mr. Jim Peters, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
•    Keynote presentation: Toward Safe Sanitation by 2030: need for sound policies and focused actions
Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO, Water research Commission, South Africa

•    Discussant: Case study of South Africa
HE Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister for Water & Sanitation, South Africa

09.45  HLMP 1

•    Panelists:
HE Eng. Gerson Lwenge, AMCOW President / Minister for Water & Irrigation, Tanzania
HE Ahmadou Mansour Faye, AWF President/ Minister for Hydraulic and Sanitation,
HE Honorable W. Gyude Moore, Minister of Public works, Liberia
HE Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister for Water and Sanitation, South Africa
HE Dr. Mohamed Abdel Atty, AMCOW Vice President, Northern Africa/Minister for Water and Irrigation Egypt
HE Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, Minister of Water Gabon
HE Dr Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda