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The African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO) is planning its 7th General Assembly (GA) from July 2-5, 2019 to be organized in Tunis (Tunisia). The General Assembly is an important occasion for exchange on ANBO's institutional life and provides a unique opportunity for members to evaluate progress made with regard to the objectives set for the network and identify possibilities for improvement.

The Tunis meeting will be an opportunity for ANBO members to renew their network’s decision-making bodies and make any needed change in its statutes. The members and partners of the network will also review the activities of ANBO since the last GA of 2016 in Kigali; assess the implementation of ANBO's 2014-2019 action plan and update the 10-year strategy; and define a roadmap for the 2020-2024 action plan.

The African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO) was created in July 2002 to give African Basin Organizations an institutional representation to strengthen the governance of transboundary waters in Africa. It is in this context that the project "Strengthening the institutional capacities of ANBO contributing to the improvement of transboundary water governance in Africa", ANBO-UNDP/GEF, ​​ is designed and implemented.


The ANBO-UNDP/GEF project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with UNDP as implementing agency and OMVS and UNESCO as executing agencies. It aims to strengthen the coordination and collaboration capacities of African river and lake basin organizations and commissions for transboundary groundwater management, as well as those of their member States, to improve governance and cooperation for transboundary water management in Africa.

The project has two components. Component 1: Strengthening ANBO’s institutional and technical capacity as a technical arm of AMCOW (African Minister’s Council on Water) and Component 2: Supporting the capacity building of Lake/ River basin organisations, Groundwater Commissions and RECs to foster transboundary cooperation.

This project will support a new approach to transforms ANBO into a "service organization" for its members. The idea of ​​service is to reveal the added value of ANBO for transboundary basin organizations thru the provision of adequate support to its members to meet their needs. The 5 service areas identified are: governance, climate change, groundwater, knowledge management, and sustainable financing.