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    Review of Launch of ICESCO Program for Promotion of Water Supply in Schools in Mali and Uganda

    6 March 2021

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held two separate videoconference meetings with the Malian and Ugandan National Commissions for UNESCO and ICESCO respectively. The aim is to review the implementation mechanisms of the ICESCO programme for the promotion of water, sanitation and hygiene services in 1000 rural schools in the Islamic world, which will benefit four countries at the first phase, namely Morocco, Senegal, Mali, and Uganda.

    During the meetings, the participants reviewed the components of the ambitious program and agreed to begin developing the main mechanisms necessary to launch the program in Mali and Uganda, after setting out the conditions for the participation of the parties concerned in the two countries (20 to 30 schools in each country).

    Through the program, ICESCO aims to assist the Member States to achieve the goals of sustainable development, implement its projects in remote areas, provide safe and drinkable water in rural schools and raise awareness. ICESCO also aims to organize training sessions in the adoption of healthy practices for teachers, students, and schools.

    Dr. Raheel Qamar, Director of the Science and Technology Sector and his team, and Ms. Zineb Iraqi, Supervisor of the General Secretariat of National Commissions and Conferences, represented ICESCO. The Malian and Ugandan National Commissions for UNESCO and ICESCO were represented respectively by their Secretaries-General, Dr. Diallo Kadia Maiga and Ms. Rosie Ajoi.

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