Mwai Kibaki, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water in Africa

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Former President of the Republic of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki was designated UNESCO Special Envoy for Water in Africa in April 2016.

His designation came in recognition of his numerous efforts to highlight education as an important tool for the success of water-related projects and activities and to promote water management in a sustainable manner.

In addition, he supports initiatives aiming to make potable drinking water accessible to communities, notably in his capacity as a Patron of the Millenium Water Alliance, a multi-donor-funded initiative that seeks to make potable drinking water accessible to communities that are under threat of water security and scarcity.

Since 2013, Mr Kabaki has launched the Mwai Kibaki Institute, focusing on the development of programmes on Water Diplomacy, Green Energy and Coffee Revitalization.

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