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Africa Water and Sanitation Week 2021
November 22, 2021 - November 26, 2021
The 8th Africa Water Week (AWW8) and the 6th Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan6) are being jointly organized this year as a virtual conference on 22-26 November. Joined together as the Africa Water and Sanitation Week (AWSW), the conference is convened by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission and organized with other development partners.
The AWSW will be convened under unprecedented circumstances. From the beginning of the year 2020, the world including Africa has been hit by a public health emergency: the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across Africa and all over the world, and hence introducing a new dynamic in the challenges faced by the water sector.
The unpredictability of public health pandemics and the role of water, sanitation and hygiene in response and mitigation efforts introduces a completely new complexity to the sector. The COVID-19 pandemic affects the sector both directly and indirectly.
The Africa Water Week and AfricaSan are Africa’s flagship water and sanitation events and represent a political commitment at the highest level. They are institutionalized platforms to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation challenges.
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