Dakar 2021

    9th World Water Forum, Dakar 2021
    Water Security for Peace and Development


    In March 2021, participants from every horizon, including political and economic decision-makers, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector will gather in Dakar, Senegal for the 9th World Water Forum".

    Building upon previous World Water Forums, the 9th Forum will, through an innovative framework, seek to identify, promote and implement concrete responses and actions for water and sanitation in an integrated way. 

    It will be the first time the World Water Forum, the largest international water-related event, will be held in sub-Saharan Africa.


    Recent events

    9th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting 

    The Kick-off Meeting of the 9th World Water Forum will be held in Diamniadio (Senegal) on 20 and 21 June 2019 in preparation for the 9th World Water Forum. 

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    Water security for peace and development

    March 2021 all roads will lead to Dakar, Senegal’s capital city often referred to as the country of Teranga (hospitality in Wolof language), host of the 9th World Water Forum. The first time the World Water Forum is held in Africa South of the Sahara...

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    9th World Water Forum kick-off meeting

    The 9th World Water Forum kick-off meeting brings participants from around the world to Dakar for two days of collaborative work. Let Africa show the path of peace....

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    Launch of Africa program with OECD

    The World Water Council (WWC) announced a new programme with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to produce new data, evidence and policy guidance on water security in Africa...

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    Welcome the 10th Forum to your country

    The World Water Council has launched a call for initial expressions of interest from all nations to organize the 10th World Water Forum in March 2024...

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    Senegal and WWC sign agreement 

    The agreement through which Senegal and the World Water Council begin preparations for the ninth edition of the emblematic international event was signed in Dakar...

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    Council elects Dakar and Senegal as 9th Forum host 

    On Saturday 26 November in Marseille, France, the World Water Council elected the capital city of Dakar and the country of Senegal to host the 9th World Water Forum in 2021...

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