Africa Preparations for WWF6, Banjul

Africa Preparations for WWF6, BanjulIn preparation for the 6th World Water Forum (WWF6), on "Time for Solutions", Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, MEWINA, CEDARE, and WWF6 Africa Target 3 Coordinator participated in the stakeholders preparatory meeting organized by the African Ministers Council On Water (AMCOW) during the period 19-21 of December, 2011, in Banjul, The Gambia.

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, presented the WWF6 Africa Target 3 report prepared jointly with Eng. Mohamed Elrawady, CEDARE.  Africa Target 3 calls to "Conduct Regional Dialogues on the 1997 UN Convention on International Watercourses and on the UNGA Resolution 63/124 on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers, and compile points of agreement and objections for wider consensus by 2015".

The report presents African countries and experts standpoints on the above mentioned legal instruments, and presents proposed solutions to reach a wider consensus.  The report will be posted on and will be open for the public to submit their solutions until January 25th.  A technical session to discuss the topic will then be conducted at the 6th World Water Forum which will be held in Marseilles, France, March 12-17, 2012.