AGW-Net is seeking to establish itself more firmly as a relevant representative voice for the African Groundwater Community. In order to do this we are engaging with potential partner networks and capacity building organizations so that we can work together to achieve common objectives.
To foster these objectives, AGW-Net has negotiated Memoranda of Understanding with WaterNet and with the Burdon Groundwater Network, which is a subsidiary of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). These MoU focus on cooperation between our networks and hopefully will lead to expanded activities, an increased international profile, improve contact with the surface water community and a widen scope for our members.
It was during the AGW-Net steering committee meeting held in Addis Ababa on 13th August 2010 that the scope and nature of these MoU were negotiated with our partners who were present at that meeting. View the Waternet MoU and the Burdon MoU.
We are also looking into joint activities with the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) in terms of capacity building activities to support their programs on cost effective borehole drilling, borehole maintenance and community water supply.
|Chair of the Africa Groundwater Commission, Mr. Omar Saleem and Chair of the AMCOW TAC, Mr. Reggie Teketaka, at the AGWC session
A further outreach action was to contact the Africa Groundwater Commission (AGWC), which is an organ of the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW). Members of the AGW-Net steering committee, Martin Eduvie (Nigeria), Callist Tindimugaya (Uganda), Muna Mirghani (Sudan), and Tenalem Ayenew (Ethiopia) met with the AGWC chairman, Mr Omar Saleem (Libya), and submitted a draft MoU to provide guidelines for the possible future cooperation between AGWC and AGW-Net. The draft MoU may be viewed here, but it is stressed that it has not been approved by AGWC as yet.
VISIT THE WATERNET WEBSITE
VISIT THE BURDON GROUNDWATER NETWORK WEBSITE
VISIT THE RURAL WATER SUPPLY NETWORK WEBSITE