AFRICA: 9th World Water Forum ends in Dakar with a focus on solutions
The 9th World Water Forum (WWF), which is closing in Dakar, Senegal, was an opportunity for water sector actors to present solutions for better water management in Africa. In addition to the cancellation of water debt for low-income states and communities, new financing has been announced for the continent.
This is it. Senegal has just made history as the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to host the World Water Forum (WWF). Delayed by a year due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this 9th edition, which was held from 21 to 26 March 2022, will have visibly held its letters of nobility. “The meeting resulted in strong proposals for the operational achievement of the [Water] targets of the 2030 Agenda and, more globally, for the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim is to make recommendations to the 2023 UN Water Conference in New York in the United States,” says the UN.