Dakar 2022

    Dakar 2022

    9th World Water Forum, Dakar 2022
    "Water Security for Peace and Development"


    From 22-27 March 2022, participants from every horizon, including political and economic decision-makers, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector will gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the 9th World Water Forum.

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

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



    • Documents

    Pilot and Action Groups

    The International Steering Committee of the 9th World Water Forum has finalized the list of the 45 organizations that will form the Pilot Groups of the Forum and the 200 organizations that will form the Action Groups. A series of introductory teleconferences were organized with all Action Groups working on the Forum’s four priorities, Water Security and Sanitation, Rural Development, Cooperation, and Means and Tools. All Action Groups members have been informed of the Forum content development process and have started their work. 

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    • Read the 9th World Water Forum framework 

    Contribute your knowledge to the 9th World Water Forum!

    Call launched for participation in Action Groups and Consultative Groups. The World Water Forum represents one moment every three years where the international community can bring together a diversity of shared knowledge, raise awareness for water issues among political, social and economic decision makers based on shared knowledge, align activities toward a common agenda, and create collective action to reach those shared goals, notably but not limited to the SDGs...

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    9th World Water Forum - First Announcement

    The global water and sanitation community will meet in Senegal, on March 22-27, 2022, for the 9th World Water Forum, under the theme: Water Security for Peace and Development. The 9th World Water Forum, the first of its kind in sub- Saharan Africa, is a big challenge. It focuses on the 2030 Agenda for transformative action. This vision is a roadmap with four priorities: water security and sanitation security; cooperation; water for rural development; and means tools...

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    Kick-Off meeting Report

    Organized by Senegal and the World Water Council, the Kick-Off meeting of the 9th World Water Forum took place on 20-21 June 2019 in Diamniadio. It provided a first sample of the issues that should be addressed at the Forum and represented the first extended stakeholder consultation process in order to contribute to the construction of the program of the World Forum in Dakar in March 2022.

    Download the report (English, French)


    • Recent events

    9th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting

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

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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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    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.It was later delayed to 2022.

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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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