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Framework for Water Climate & Development programme for Africa A joint AMCOW/GWP initiative to  contribute to the implemen...
Background <ul><li>The programme is a joint AMCOW/GWP initiative to  contribute to AMCOW’s work on Climate change </li></u...
Background <ul><li>Dialogues on Water, Climate & Development convened in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>High Level Events  on ou...
<ul><li>Events  convened  </li></ul><ul><li>under AMCOW leadership, guidance &  included participation of key partners  </...
Key messages from Dialogues <ul><li>Building water security to support climate change adaptation for development must be i...
Water, Climate & Development Programme <ul><li>Based on this and other processes,  </li></ul><ul><li>a framework Programme...
Goal of the Programme <ul><li>To promote water security as a key part of sustainable regional and national development and...
Key strategies of the  program <ul><li>Support national and regional development priorities (water for food, energy and ec...
Expected outcomes <ul><li>Water security and climate change risks integrated in development planning and decision-making p...
Scope of the program <ul><li>Initial phase: 8 countries and 4 River Basins – to be increased depending on funding availabi...
Roles in Implementation  and Fundraising <ul><li>Implementation of the program will be led by national governments in coll...
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Water, Climate and Development: Linking up Development Agendas and Putting Water Security First, Presentation by Mr. Bai Mass Taal, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) at Side Event at COP16

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Side Event at COP16, Cancun, Mexico on 6 December 2010

Water, Climate and Development: Linking up Development Agendas and Putting Water Security First

Time: Monday 6 December 2010 at 6.30-8.00 pm
Place: Room Águila, Cancun Messe

This side event will demonstrate the links between water, human development and climate change, discuss policy responses for COP 16, and explore financing water-related adaptation. A flyer for the side event is available for download here.
Speakers include:
• Dr. Letitia A. Obeng, Chair of Global Water Partnership
• Mr. Anders Berntell, Water and Climate Coalition, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
• Mr. Maas Goote, Head of Delegation, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the Netherlands (tbc)
• Ms Kulthoum Omari, HBF Sustainable Development Programme Manager
• Dr. Ursula Schäfer-Preuss, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
• Mr. Bai Mass Taal, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)
• Mr. Rolando Castro Cordoba, Freshwater Action Network (FAN)

The Side Event was organised by the Global Water Partnership, the Water and Climate Coalition and the Heinrich Böll Foundation

More information about the Global Water Partnership's participation at COP16: http://www.gwp.org/en/gwp-in-action/Events/GWP-participation-in-the-16th-Conference-of-the-United-Nations-Framework-Convention-on-Climate-Change-in-Cancun/

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Water, Climate and Development: Linking up Development Agendas and Putting Water Security First, Presentation by Mr. Bai Mass Taal, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) at Side Event at COP16

  1. 1. Framework for Water Climate & Development programme for Africa A joint AMCOW/GWP initiative to contribute to the implementation of the AU Sharm el Sheikh Declaration on Water and Sanitation Bai Mass Taal- AMCOW Executive Secretary COP 16-Mexico 6 Dec 2010
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>The programme is a joint AMCOW/GWP initiative to contribute to AMCOW’s work on Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2009, during the joint GWP/AMCOW/AfDB consultative meeting in Abidjan, AMCOW requested GWP Africa to support the implementation of the African Union Sharm el Sheikh Declaration on Water and Sanitation specifically on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Change Adaptation, Financing and Water Governance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As a follow up to the request in Abidjan, AMCOW & GWP convened a number of events to develop the framework for a program on Water, Climate and Development </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Dialogues on Water, Climate & Development convened in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>High Level Events on outcomes of Surveys from 26 Countries & outcomes of IWRM plans in 13 countries </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Events convened </li></ul><ul><li>under AMCOW leadership, guidance & included participation of key partners </li></ul><ul><li>Key areas of focus identified </li></ul><ul><li>Focal areas presented during UNFCCC Negotiations in Bonn </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy to UNFCCC Adaptation Fund for financing water from adaptation funds. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key messages from Dialogues <ul><li>Building water security to support climate change adaptation for development must be intensified and accelerated as negotiations for a global climate deal progress </li></ul><ul><li>Getting out of the silos - Linking Water, Climate and Economic Development communities </li></ul><ul><li>Water key to –Resilience building and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing Adaptation funds to support Water Resources Management as a ‘Concrete adaptation activity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Water, Climate & Development Programme <ul><li>Based on this and other processes, </li></ul><ul><li>a framework Programme has been developed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goal of the Programme <ul><li>To promote water security as a key part of sustainable regional and national development and contribute to climate change resilience for economic growth and human security. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key strategies of the program <ul><li>Support national and regional development priorities (water for food, energy and economic and social growth) </li></ul><ul><li>Building on the lessons learned and supporting implementation of IWRM plans, NAPAs, disaster management plans and plans to combat desertification </li></ul><ul><li>Linking local to national, transboundary and regional scales to promote holistic and integrated approaches to adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting a partnership approach to adaptation through mobilisation of relevant stakeholders at national, transboundary, regional, continental and global level </li></ul><ul><li>Building on on-going initiatives at country and basin level </li></ul>
  9. 9. Expected outcomes <ul><li>Water security and climate change risks integrated in development planning and decision-making processes </li></ul><ul><li>Capacities of partnerships, institutions, & stakeholders enhanced to integrate water security & climate resilience in development processes and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>“ No regrets” Investment & Financing Strategies for water security, climate resilience and development established and governments begin implementation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scope of the program <ul><li>Initial phase: 8 countries and 4 River Basins – to be increased depending on funding availability </li></ul><ul><li>Support countries to prepare adapatation programmes for funding – collaboration with Project Preparation Facility, Trust Funds and Adaptation Funds etc, to ensure immediate follow up with bankable projects. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Roles in Implementation and Fundraising <ul><li>Implementation of the program will be led by national governments in collaboration with RECs, RBOs </li></ul><ul><li>AMCOW provide policy direction and linkages to AU for Pan-African integration </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation by GWP and partners </li></ul><ul><li>Joint fundraising being done by GWP, AMCOW and other partners </li></ul><ul><li>Program period: 2011-2015 </li></ul>

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