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Partnership meeting for implementing the African Water Vision 2025

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Where: African Union Commission Conference Centre-Small Conference Hall

What: The African Union Commission through its efforts in the framework of the Africa Water Vision 2025, contributes to the African Union (AU)’s vision of “An Integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.” This is because water and sanitation promotes public health that ensures social and economic welfare and wellbeing of African citizens, in line with the aspirations of the African Agenda 2063. As part of this objective, the AU Commission through its Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) is working to further raise the profile of water supply and sanitation in the political agenda of the Union, over a demonstration of action-oriented partnerships with relevant technical and financial partners.

Objectives: The meeting aims to initiate an action-oriented continental partnership with potential partners and to sign MOUswith partners likeCLTS-Foundation, WaterAid, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Royal Norwegian Society for Development & Sustainable Sanitation Design (NorgesVel&SuSan Design), and Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA)to foster collaboration for engaging the continent in massive grassroots action for water supply and sanitation that can bring the continent on track to achieve the ambitious targets set in the African Water Vision 2025, and to show more urgency and commitment during the process of Post-2015 SDGs.

Participants:The meeting will host very high level participants including but not limited to: H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner Rural Economy and Agriculture, AUC, Hon. Ministers and high level government officials from AU Member States; Technical and development Partners, Diplomatic missions to Ethiopia and AUC staff.

Journalists are invited to cover the official opening ceremony on September 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

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