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Event date 21 Mar '22 - 25 Mar '22
Event location Dakar

Senegal

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9th World Water Forum

 

The countdown to the world’s largest water event is underway and this year, for the first time, the World Water Forum will be held in sub-Saharan Africa.

The event takes place on 22–26 March 2022 in Dakar, Senegal. The Forum will play host to politicians, economic decision-makers, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society organisations, local authorities, and the private sector.

This year’s overarching theme is ‘Water security for peace and development’ and will cover four key areas:

  • Water Security
  • Rural Development
  • Cooperation
  • Means and Tools

In addition to a booth, GWP will participate in a wide range of events to demonstrate the impact of its multi-stakeholder partnership, in particular in Africa, on improving the way the world manages its water resources. GWP will engage in a wide range of events including two important launches: 

Planned events with GWP participation (details to be confirmed)

19–20 March

World Water Council Board meeting

 

21 March

  • Heads of State and International Organizations Roundtable - 9:00 AM GMT
  • Ministerial Roundtable Segment - 14:00 GMT
  • “Financing our future: Shared funding mechanisms for managing shared water resources” - Room 3 Expo,  14:00-15:30 GMT

 

22 March

  • "ToolBox Learning Lab: How to Solve Water Conflicts?" - Youth Space Expo, 9:00-10:00 AM GMT
  • “Carbon-neutral Smart Water Management for Climate Resilience” organized by by the Government of the Republic of Korea - Room 4 Expo, 10:45-12:15 GMT
  • “Providing water information to decision makers at national, regional levels and to water users at local level” - Room 12 Expo, 10:45-12:15 GMT
  • “Water as a tool for cooperation, peace and stability” - Room 7 Expo, 10:45-12:15 GMT
  • Meet-up for the Community of Women in Water - GWP Booth, 12:30-13:15 GMT
  • “Alliances for SDG6” High Level Panel, organized by the Government of Spain – Room 6 Expo, 13:30-15:00 GMT
  • “Charting Water for COP27” High Level Panel, organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization – Room 10 Exp. 13:30-15:00 GMT
  • Source to Sea Meet Up - GWP Booth, 16:00 GMT

 

23 March

  • Plenary introduction on climate and water - CICAD Auditorium, 9:00-10:30 GMT
  • “International High-Level Panel for Water Investments in Africa: Unlocking Finance for Climate-Resilient Water Projects”  – CICAD Auditorium, 9:00-10:30 TBC
  • “Water and Climate Coalition Leaders – From words to action” organised by World Meteorological Organization -  Room 12 Expo, 14:40-12:15
  • "Towards more policy coherence regarding the migration–water nexus in the context of rural development" - Room 4 Expo , 10:45-12:15 GMT
  • "Promoting knowledge and tools for collaboration and benefit-sharing on transboundary water resources" - Room 7 Expo, 13:30-15:00 GMT
  • "Systems Approach to Deliver Water to People” High level panel organised by WWC IWRM Task Force. - Room 12 Expo, 13:30-15:00 GMT
  • "A new approach for hydro-climatic risk management" -  Room 1 Expo, 13:30-15:00 GMT 
  • "Enhance multi-stakeholder dialogue and partnerships, including with outside sectors" - Room 10 Expo, 13:30-15:00 GMT  
  • "Switching from Rural Development towards Rural Transformation" - Room TBD, 13:30-15:00 GMT 
  • Rural Development Keystone Roundtable - TBC. CICAD Auditorium, 15:15-16:46 GMT

24 March

  • Resolving Rubik’s cube: Multi-level Nexus governance for ensuring stability and sustainability in shared waters” organised by GIZ - Transboundary Water Pavilion Expo, 10:00-11:30 GMT
  • Transboundary side event - UNECE Pavilion, 12:00-13:00 GMT
  • "Improving water governance: from knowledge to action" (GWP IWRM ToolBox Special Session). CICAD Room 202, 13:30-15:00 GMT
  • Cooperation Keystone Roundtable. CICAD Auditorium, 15:15-16:45 GMT
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