H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, Executive Director, CEDARE (Centre for Environment & Development for the Arab Region & Europe) singed on January 4th, 2011 a MEWINA project agreement with the African Water Facility at the African Development Bank office in Egypt, for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Monitoring & Evaluation Program for the Water in North Africa.
The project will be regionally coordinated by CEDARE in its capacity as the North African Technical Secretariat of the African Ministerial Council on Water (N-AMCOW). Phase I of the project which will last for 18 months is expected to harmonize and strengthen the Monitoring & Evaluation capacity in the 6 participating countries of North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, & Tunisia), and enhance national, sub-regional and regional cooperation in exchanging knowledge and information regarding improved water resources management and reliable and effective water services. The expected direct results of implementing the project activities are: