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Published on: 08/09/2015

Signing of partnership IRC - AMCOW in Stockholm

The African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and IRC have agreed to formalise their collaboration to cooperate and strengthen sector learning, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation and capacity development across the African continent.

AMCOW and IRC have a long-standing informal collaboration, with recent joint activities in monitoring and evaluation in Ethiopia, and with IRC's role on the International Task Force for AfricaSan - AMCOW's path-breaking initiative to promote political prioritization of sanitation and hygiene. On the 25th World Water Week in Stockholm, they signed an agreement to formalise this partnership.

Impact on national WASH sectors in Africa

Speaking during the session, IRC's CEO Patrick Moriarty said: "We believe in strengthening governments, and as an intergovernmental organisation AMCOW plays an important role in leading national sectors to create sanitation and water for all. We are happy to support AMCOW." Mr. Bai Mass Taal, Executive Secretary of AMCOW added: "IRC is a knowledge-based organisation, and with this they can play an important role to assist us."

AMCOW's mission is to provide political leadership, policy direction and advocacy for sustainable social and economic development in Africa. Together, IRC and AMCOW will work to strengthen the WASH sector in African countries and to address challenges in the post- MDG agenda

Signing of partnership IRC - AMCOW in Stockholm

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