The Fourth Session of the Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water will be held in Cairo, EGYPT on 14-16 October 2018 at Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Islamic Conference is being held every two years with the participation of the ministers concerned with water – or their representatives – in the 56 countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Conference aims to coordinate efforts and develop joint cooperation among the OIC countries to deal with the challenges related water resources, drinking water, sanitation, and facing disasters whether floods, drought or water-borne diseases.
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During the previous meetings of OIC and based on its recommendations, OIC developed a plan for the implementation of such cooperation based on the contribution of the developed Islamic countries to support the less developed Islamic countries.
The fourth conference aims at adoption of the implementation plan for the OIC’s water vision and pushes its executive steps forward to ensure the achievement of the cooperation targets.
The work program of the Conference includes meetings of senior officials on the first day, the main ministerial meeting will be on the second day. Finally, on the third day there will be optional technical field trips for some relevant projects.
The Government of Egypt (GoE) will cover hotel accommodation for three nights (13-15 October 2018). Two rooms will be reserved for each OIC Member State with the arrangement as follows: One (1) room for Head of Delegation and another one for the accompanying delegate.
Additionally, GoE will cover air tickets for the ministers and their accompanying delegates for the countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leona, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Yemen.
The second session of The Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water
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The second session of The Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water was held in March, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The OIC Water Vision document was adopted at the Second Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water in Istanbul in 2012.
OIC Water Vision: “working together for a secure future in the water field”