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Pan-Africa Training on International Water Law and Water Governance - Improved Transboundary Water Investment in Africa

11 - 14 November 2019
Entebbe Uganda

The Water Convention, serviced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, partnered on a training on Water Governance and International Water Law (IWL) for improved transboundary water management in Africa hosted by Water Resources Institute of the Ministry of Water and the Environment, in Entebbe, Uganda. 

From 11-14 November, the annual training was organized by Global Water Partnership (GWP) together with other partners including: Water Resources Institute of the Ministry of Water and the Environment, Uganda; Makerere University (Uganda); Northumbria University (UK); Nile IWRM Net/CapNet; the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD); the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO); New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD); Senegal River Basin Organisation (OMVS), WaterNet, UNESCO, UNDP, GEF, GIZ, the European Union and the Geneva Water Hub.

The primary target audience for this training was transboundary water practitioners from African countries. In particular, personnel from River Basin Organisations, line ministries and respective regional integration organizations and economic commissions that have roles in implementing transboundary investment projects were encouraged to participate.

The regional training was aimed at strengthening capacities of institutions of countries and basin organisations in Africa in addressing issues related to transboundary water resources management through enhancing knowledge and skills necessary for promoting cooperation among countries.

The training builds on previous versions of this training which the Water Convention regularly partners on and is aligned with the emerging needs of Africa to facilitate transboundary water investments and better recognise the role of groundwater in integrated water resources management.

The training was conducted in both English and French with simultaneous interpretation.

Participants were expected to perform some preparation work before the training, including an online training on international water law, developed by the University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub.

More information can be found at GWP webpage and in the event announcement.