Africa's uneven water distribution calls for stronger regional cooperation, says Janneh
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The uneven distribution of water resources in Africa warrants stronger regional cooperation and effective water governance on the continent, said UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa(ECA), Abdoulie Janneh, today in Copenhagen as the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties entered its sixth day. In a remark at a side event to launch a White Paper on Climate Change and Water Vulnerability, Mr. Janneh said water resources in Africa were characterized by severe aridity in the Sahara, Sahel and Kalahari as well as abundance in the Congo basin which, he said, is estimated to have fifty percent of Africa’s fresh water. as abundance in the Congo basin which, he said, is estimated to have fifty percent of Africa’s fresh water.