The PAGGW Conference – Unanimous TAP Support

In July of 2015, Dr. Rod Tennyson, co-founder of TAP and president of TAP Inc. was invited to provide briefings to two of the three sessions of the Mauritania Pan Africa Great Green Wall conference in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

By the time the conference ended, TAP was endorsed by the PAGGW countries and the implementation of TAP received the support of the conference.

The conference was the 4th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Pan African Great Green Wall Agency. TAP presented two full briefings on our transcontinental water pipeline, both introducing the overall concept of the transcontinental water pipeline and subsequently providing specific details on its construction.

First, Dr. Tennyson presented the TAP concept in detail to the PAGGW Council of Technical Experts. The second briefing was presented by the CEO of PAGGW, Dr. Abdoulaye Dia, to the Council of Ministers of the GGW countries, ministers whose countries have all signed on to the Great Green Wall project. Following Dr. Dia’s presentation, both Dr. Dia and Dr. Tennyson were queried by these Ministers of State about costs, benefits and a possible start date. The third section of the conference was restricted to only the heads of state of the PAGGW countries who were briefed on the two council sessions.

The TAP concept received unanimous endorsement from both the Council of Experts, comprised of technical experts from all PAGGW countries, and the Council of Ministers, comprised of national ministers of for example, environment, water and agriculture.

By the end of the conference, on July 23, the conference proceedings included a section entitled “2016-2020 Strategic Action Plan and Logical Framework: Cooperation with Technical and Financial Partners.”¬†The conference proceedings were ratified by all three sessions of the conference and included the project proposal ‘Trans-Africa Pipeline (TAP) presented by University of Toronto’¬†followed by a Recommendation to ‘Support the implementation of the Trans Africa Pipeline.’

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