The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) is an inter-governmental organisation established through the ZAMCOM Agreement, which was signed in 2004 and came into force in 2011. The Agreement brings together eight Zambezi Riparian States; namely: The Republic of Angola, The Republic of Botswana, The Republic of Malawi, The Republic of Mozambique, The Republic of Namibia, The United Republic of Tanzania, The Republic of Zambia, and The Republic of Zimbabwe.
The basis for the cooperation is the Agreement on the Establishment of the Zambezi Watercourse Commission, which was signed in 2004 and came into force in 2011. The Commission is hosted and headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe. ZAMCOM’s objective is to promote the equitable and reasonable use of the water resources of the Zambezi Watercourse as well as its efficient management and sustainable development.
ZAMCOM’s vision and mission draw from regional aspirations, the Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy, and Implementation Plan for the Zambezi River Basin and the ZAMCOM Agreement. The vision envisages a future characterised by equitable and sustainable use of water for social and environmental justice, regional integration, and economic benefit for present and future generations. In pursuit of that future, ZAMCOM strives to promote the equitable and reasonable use of the water resources of the Zambezi Watercourse as well as the efficient management and sustainable development thereof.https://zambezicommission.org/