The ANBO vision is a variation of the African Water Vision 2025 which is an instrument that aims to contribute to the development of a future in which Africa's water resources are easily accessible to stimulate and support the growth in terms of economic development and social well-being. For ANBO, the vision for 2025 is as follows: An influential Federation of African Basin Organizations that helps its members make a tangible contribution to the African Water Vision for the well-being of African people. This vision is in line with that of AMCOW whose ANBO is the "technical arm". It highlighted the importance of "water for growth and development" to realize Africa's aspirations for poverty reduction, sustainable socio-economic development and equitable and inclusive growth.
ANBO's mission, in a context of climate change where Africa is particularly affected through a drastic reduction of water resources, is to Create synergies around the network Facilitate Structural Policy Development Processes on Water and Sanitation Promote IWRM Share knowledge and information Mobilize and pool financial resources and Attend AMCOW Strengthen cooperation with other similar networks In a nutshell, ANBO's mission is as follows: Support African Basin Organizations in developing their capacity to play a leading role in sustainable regional economic development, promoting investment and cooperative water management and strengthening cooperation and exchange of knowledge. experiences between their members.
ANBO's strategy is designed and implemented to provide the organization with a solid architecture to better coordinate the action plan. The ANBO strategy covers a 10-year period, extending from 2015 to 2024 and follows a series of stakeholder consultations that resulted in its development. Its purpose is to allow strengthening of Basin Organizations, RECs (Regional Economic Commissions), ESCs (Groundwater Commission) and AMCOW (African Minister’s Council on Water) which are the legal instruments in the service Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Africa. Here are the different steps that guided the ANBO strategy development: 1. Approval of the work plan on April 1, 2014; 2. Review of existing documents on ANBO strategic planning and statutes; the TEKATEKA report, the ANBO General Assembly declarations and reports, the SITWA Project Inception Report and the Thematic Reports; the governance of AMCOW and any other document that may contribute to the writing of this report; 3. Review of the documents that define the new trends and orientations on the Green Economy, the interconnection between Water-Food-Energy, Climate Change, the Sustainable Development Goals and an alignment of the ANBO strategy on these trends; 4. Presentation of the roadmap and the first elements of the Strategic Framework to the ANBO Coordination Office on April 16, 2014 in Abuja; 5. The consultation of all those involved in the ANBO bodies, namely: the ANBO Coordination Office; the Permanent Secretariat and the ANBO Chair, as well as the SITWA Project Steering Committee; 6. Consultation of ANBO key stakeholders and partners such as the European Union, the Global Water Partnership, RECs, Development Partners, INBO, United Nations agencies specialized in water resources and the like any other body which is related in one way or another to the purposes and objectives of ANBO; 7. Presentation of the first draft Strategic Framework to the SITWA Steering Committee on 29 May 2014 in Dakar; 8. Regional consultations in 5 regions, organized with the support of the ANBO and the Regional Water Partnership (PRE) focal points, which brought together at the regional level the BO representatives, the RECs, the AMCOW Technical Committee; 9. Discussion of the draft report with the ANBO Coordination Office during a strategy validation workshop held in Saly, Senegal on October 28, 2014; 10. Production of the final version for approval by the General Assembly of the ANBO scheduled for January 2015.