African Water Network (AWN)

Réseau africain des ressources en eau

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History

Jan 1990, Nairobi (Kenya), through collective efforts of African NGOs and community groups involved in water development programmes, an African Regional Network on Economically, Environmentally and Socio-Culturally Sustainable Water Resources Development Solutions having been proposed in 1988, Nairobi.

Aims

Increase the effectiveness of member NGOs and community groups by improving their access to current information on water-related technology and issues; document successful approaches to sustainable water development and promote schemes for rational water use through public awareness raising and education programmes. Guiding principles include: strengthening of community participation in decision making and working towards the empowerment of women as key actors in water development; promotion of human resource development as a key to capacity building and a pre-requisite for implementing water resources management programmes.

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Activities

'Programmes' - Training: Seminars on water resource protection and conservation, participatory methodologies for community projects. Research: Scientific research on the contamination of drinking water resulting from agricultural activities, industrial effluent and urban effluent from sewage and domestic water waste disposal. Monitoring: The Bank Monitoring Unit observes projects of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (World Bank) and other multilateral funding agencies and regularly informs collaborating NGOs on the nature and impact of the projects. Documentation: Ensures that appropriate water and sanitation information is available to local community project planners, donors and implementors. Aims to establish an African Regional Clearinghouse for Water Development Information.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 66 countries
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Subjects *

  • Hydrology
    • Water

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

UIA Org ID

F0167

Last News Received

2000
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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