The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) will bring together ministers and high-level political decision makers, sector specialists, media and international organizations for the fifth AfricaSan conference themed, ‘Transforming Sanitation in Africa: Accelerating Progress towards the Ngor Commitments to Achieve the SDGs.’ The AfricaSun initiative seeks to promote access to safe sanitation and hygiene in Africa and end large-scale open defecation. The Ngor Commitments represent a set of shared commitments by African governments on sanitation that emanated from AfricaSan4.
The four sub-themes to be addressed by AfricaSan5 are:
- Hygiene and the SDGs: leave no one behind;
- Policies, institutions and regulation;
- Monitoring and using evidence to improve hygiene and sanitation; and
- Building capacity and financing sanitation in Africa.
AfricaSan5 will convene together with FSM5 conference that addresses faecal sludge management (FSM).
dates: 18-22 February 2019
location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa