5 th World Water Forum AFRICA DAY. Dr. Mandla Gantsho Vice-President African Development Bank 18 th March 2009, Istanbul. Outline of Presentation. Introduction Africa Water Vision Mexico to Istanbul High level Political Commitments Bridging Africa’s Water Divides
African Development Bank
18th March 2009, Istanbul
“An Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio-economic development, regional cooperation, and the environment”
“African countries need to invest in water infrastructure up to the level where they can, in order to achieve a self-sustaining auto-induced growth to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development”.
AMCOW Ministerial Declaration, 4th World Water Forum, Mexico
Declarations address most of the challenges facing Africa’s water security (including water for agriculture and energy) and sanitation
Number of people without Electricity, 1970-2030