You are here


Executive Secretary, African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)

Dr Canisius Kanangire is the Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) since September 2016. He was the former Executive Secretary of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission/East African Community.

Between 2009 and 2011, he was head of strategic planning and management at the Nile Basin Initiative, and prior to that he was a regional project manager for the UN Office for Project Services, based in Cairo, Egypt.

He holds a PhD in aquatic biology/limnology from the University of Namur, Belgium. 

Associated sessions

9 May
14:30 - 16:00

Water security for all: Plenary

Type: Plenary session

Freshwater management is a major challenge for society, especially in developing economies. It is also becoming increasingly difficult due to the impacts of climate change.

(Read more)