GovInn’s director, Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti, to withdraw from Mail & Guardian Africa’s panel at the Water Summit
GovInn’s director, Lorenzo Fioramonti, has issued a statement regarding his withdrawal from the Mail and Guardian’s panel at the the Water Summit.
In December 2015, Prof. Fioramonti accepted an invitation by the Mail & Guardian Africa to speak at the Water Summit 2016, an event organized in partnership with the SA Department of Water and Sanitation. The summit was presented as focusing on issues of equitable and sustainable management of water for poverty alleviation, a critically important issue for many people across the continent. Prof. Fioramonti viewed his acceptance as part of the pro-bono community service underpinning his intellectual and scientific work. Despite several requests, a programme of the event was however not shared with him.
Please read the full statement below.Water-Summit-2016-official-statement-1.2.2016