To identify countries most at risk from energy poverty and their significant water resources and opportunities to build dams to create hydro power for major populations centres. Looking at dams on the Nile River in East Africa, related environmental programs and collaborations between governments to finance, build, and share supplies and revenues. Access to water especially for agriculture and irrigation will be examined, especially for people residing in remote and rural areas, shanty towns and slums; and water for industry and sanitation purposes.
OUTCOME: Strategies and partnerships to build damsfor hydro power and to achieve regional water security in partnership and agreements with other AfCFTA members’states with shared -rights to water resources: And to guarantee sustainable supply of cleanwater for drinking and other household use, and water for irrigation, sewage, and sanitation.
INSTITUTIONS: Nilotic African states with dams, Biwater, Zenith, UN Water, Nepad, AU,Africa Water Fund, African MinistersCouncil on Water (AMCOW), national ministries and water boards.
FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE DISCUSSIONS:
• Hydro power projects in East Africa and how they bridge energy poverty –gaps
• Accessto clean water, impact on good health and viable healthcare systems.
• Projects and programs to impact on food security, production and prospects for irrigation.
• Identify water gap, lack of supplies and areas with abundant and excess supplies.
• Alternative watersupplies – bore holes, wells,storage plants, private distributors.
• NEPAD and governments’ national agricultural water development strategies to increase production and eradicate poverty.
• International investors and Africa’s developmental partners’ contributions to investment in developing supplies of domestic and agricultural water, institutional
• Reforms, including reforms to macro-economic policies, privatization, legal frameworks and organizations for agricultural water.
• Africa Water Fund (ADB) and itsimpact upon Africa’s water vision. AU-NEPAD, ECOWAS SADC and other Regional Integration Partners strategic
• objectives in the integration of Africa’s water and sanitation industries.
IMPACT: Collaborations with the private sector from countries with comparative experiences,BRICS and G20 nations who are capable of transferring added value through training, secondments and technology.