Lords quiz European Commission over criticisms of its water aid programme to Africa

04 July 2013

The European Union Sub-Committee on External Affairs will hear from senior officials at the European Commission and African NGOs as part of its investigation into EU-funded water and sanitation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa


Thursday 4 July, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
At 10.30am:

  • Stathis Dalamangas, Head of Water Sector, European Commission amd Chloé Fevre, Policy Officer, European Commission

At 11.30am via video conference:

  • Annabell Waititu, Brenda Micheni and Kennedy Bwire, Institute of Environment and Water Management;
  • Josiah Omotto, Umande Trust
  • Getrude Salano, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

Questions for the European Commission

On Thursday the Committee will ask the Commission officials:

  • How satisfied they are that the Commission has delivered in the WASH sector in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What the Commission has done in response to the critical ECA report?
  • The ECA were sceptical that the Commission has resolved the weaknesses highlighted in their report – the Committee will ask for proof the weaknesses have been resolved?
  • What steps are being taken to ensure more rigorous and effective monitoring of projects?

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