The first African Water Integrity Learning Summit will take place in Lusaka, Zambia, at the end of next month (April 29-30).

Hosted by UNDP-Water Governance Facility, the Water Integrity Network, UNDP/Cap-Net, WaterNet and the Stockholm International Water Institute, the summit marks the conclusion of a three-year regional integrity training programme in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The programme has successfully trained more than 400 stakeholders across 36 countries, the impact of which will be documented and analysed at the summit, in order to further disseminate practical insights on how to respond to misconduct in the water sector. The summit also aims to energise local African relationships in the water community, and at political levels to take resolute action against corruption.

Organisers say the event is particularly aimed towards water sector stakeholders in regulation, controlling, planning, policy development, representatives from ECOWAS, EAC-Lake Victoria Basin Commission and SADC countries who have been trained during the regional integrity programme, and other stakeholders such as media representatives water users associations and advocacy organisations. 

In addition, interested parties are asked to submit their abstract by March 17. 


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