AMCOW elected into world water council board


Members of the 9th General Assembly of the World Water Council (WWC) have elected African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) into the Board of Governors (BOG) for 2023 – 2025.

The BoG will promote water as politics and a means to render services to release and sustain the global sustainable development agenda.

The WWC, an international multi-stakeholder platform organisation, is the founder and co-organiser of the World Water Forum. Its mission is to mobilise action on critical water issues at all levels. WWC engages people in debates and challenges conventional thinking at the highest decision-making level.

AMCOW, on the other hand, works to provide political leadership, policy direction and advocacy in the provision, use and sustainable management of water resources in Africa.

As part of the AMCOW strategy to consolidate engagement at the global level, AMCOW successfully bid to serve on the BOG for the period 2023 – 2025. During the voting process, AMCOW emerged as first with 184 votes, more than any other.

A statement issued said AMCOW’s function will strengthen WWC’s global efforts in mobilising collective action on the water for all purposes. AMCOW brings on board several years of significant contribution to shaping the agenda and focus of the world water fora. It will facilitate access to the African Union Heads of State and Government, Ministers responsible for water affairs and the Member States.

Overall, the WWC will benefit again from AMCOW’s experience in successfully coordinating the Africa Regional processes for the 5th, 6th and 7th editions of the World Water Forum. AMCOW will contribute to the sub-themes and format of the 10th Forum – “Spare and Share Water”. It will also drive the mobilisation of a solid and impactful African presence at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia.

AMCOW served on the World Water Council’s Board of Governors from 2008 – 2016 when it played critical roles at the 8th and 9th World Water Forums in Brasilia and Dakar.(The Guardian)

*PHOTO: President, African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW), Carl Hermann Gustav Schlettwe