Capacity Building Workshop on Partnerships for Improving the Performance of Water Utilities in the Africa Region
6 Dec 2006 - 8 Dec 2006
Statements & Presentations
Managing water and sanitation services in the urban areas;
Strengthening institutional governance and accountability;
Financing water and sanitation services
Promoting partnerships among water operators
The workshop will serve as a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences gained in improving the governance of public water utilities, especially from the regional perspective. As such, it will contribute towards strengthening the technical capacities of water utility managers in developing and implementing institutional and policy reforms that will make these utilities more efficient. In addition to raising awareness about the challenges and their possible solutions, the workshop program is geared towards strengthening south-south cooperation, especially among water operators. The dialogue between water operators and experts will focus on sharing lessons learned and good practices, as well as finding solutions that will help these utilities to become more responsive to their clients, commercially astute and financially sustainable. In summary, the workshop will be an important step forward towards accelerating the implementation of global water and sanitation agenda.