The African Water Association (AAE) conference, entitled “Water and Sanitation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects”, opened in Skhirat on Monday, with the participation of more than 200 decision makers from Francophone and Anglophone Africa.
Initiated by the Moroccan Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), these meetings, which will take place February 13 to 17, provide an opportunity for African leaders to discuss the challenges facing the African continent.
The conference is scheduled to discuss the critical issues of drinking water access and sanitation in the continent, as only 30% of the African population has access to these recourses. Some of the main themes of the conference include access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, as well as prospects for improving access to these basic services, essential for the sustainable development of the continent.
Throughout the five days of the conference, meetings will take place corresponding to the AAE’s organizational bodies: the Scientific and Technical Committee, the Management Committee, the Governance Committee, and the General Assembly.
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