Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, representing CEDARE which was selected as member of the Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) steering committee, attended the steering committee meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the period 20-21/11/2010.
The meeting decided to work with the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) on holding a High Level meeting between the Ministers of Finance & the Ministers of Water in 2011 as per the recommendation of the Sharm El Sheikh declaration, to expedite the African's continental progress towards achieving the Water & Sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The meeting discussed the Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) & the Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation & Drinking Water (GLASS) reports, which showed Africa off track for achieving the Water & Sanitation MDGs. The meeting agreed on the main components of SWA's work plan in the next period and agreed to participate with in setting the action plan for implementing the new UN resolution of "Water being a Human Right". JMP & GLASS are considering issuing an Arab Region Snap shot reports in cooperation with CEDARE & the Arab Water Council.