AGWNET (Africa Groundwater Network) is a voluntary non-profit network of professionals across Africa with a specific interest in groundwater, inaugurated in July 2008, with an open free membership accessible to all African countries and to those external partners that wish to support the network goals. The network is governed by a set of guidelines that are approved by its Steering Committee. The network was established to increase awareness of the potential and value of groundwater across the continent and to contribute to capacity building in the groundwater sector in Africa. The Network is distinguished by its strength in regional collaboration as a result of wide professional capability. The professional linkage that has been established by AGWNET across Africa is unique. In this regard, the network has wide experience in effective delivery of short training courses in all parts of Africa and groundwater needs assessments for Basin Organizations.

Objectives

The Africa Groundwater Network was established to increase awareness of the potential and value of groundwater across the continent and to contribute to capacity building in the groundwater sector in Africa. The objectives of AGW-Net are to:

  • Build capacity for improved groundwater management at all levels
  • Promote IWRM practice in the groundwater sector
  • Improve awareness of groundwater resources
  • Foster groundwater research and academic cooperation
  • Enhance the sharing of information
  • Improve the level of integration between surface and groundwater practitioners
  • Provide positive contribute to the realization of regional and continental development goals with regards to groundwater.

Membership

The AGW-Net will function under the Cap-Net umbrella and will cooperate with other networks within the Cap-Net affiliation. AWG-Net will operate as an open membership based forum for interaction between groundwater scientists and with other water sector professionals across Africa to promote capacity building and awareness of groundwater within an IWRM framework. Membership application forms are available from the secretariat. AGW-Net has regional coordinators from all the regions of Africa represented in the network

Member Countries of AGW-NET

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