By Wallace Mawire

Zimbabwe, Harare. (news of The South) – The 6th Water, Climate Development Programme (WACDEP) technical coordination programme for African countries has opened here today in Harare with an objective to support integration of water security and climate resilience into development planning and decision making processes.

The meeting will run from 15 to 19 September 2014 and is being organized by the Upper Manyame Sub Catchment Council who host the Zimbabwe Country Water Partnership (GWP Zimbabwe).

According to Engineer Munashe Mvura, Chief Executive Officer of the of the Upper Manyame Sub-Cathment Council (UMSCC) for the GWP Zimbabwe Country Water Partnership Coordinator, the workshop has been organized by GWP in collaboration with the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) water platform and African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to facilitate the implementation of the WACDEP activities related to project preparation in eight countries namely: Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Rwanda and Tunisia including four transboundary river basins namely Volta Basin, Lake Chad, Lake Victoria-Kagera, Limpopo Basin and one shared aquifer the North Western Sahara Aquifer system.

“The overall objective is to support integration of water security and climate resilience in development planning and decision making processes through enhanced technical and institutional capacity and predictable financing and investments in water security and climate change adaptation,” Engineer Mvura said.

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