Water deserves more than a supporting role in the world and water theft must stop

    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.    

    Africa is rich in natural resources, in land resources and especially rich thanks to the intelligence and energy of its children, women and men living here…For two years Africa, Senegal and Dakar will be the Capital of Water. Let’s use this opportunity…for African voices to be heard,” said the President of the World Water Council, Loic Fauchon, during the opening ceremony with the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Serigne Mbaye Thiam.

    Many participants from the whole world met at the kick-off meeting for the 9th edition of the largest international event on water challenges.  

    Over the course of two days, policy makers, academia, international organizations, civil society and the private sector, contributed with the strength of their ideas and the weight of their experience in the construction of the program for the Dakar World Water Forum in March 2021. 

    This collaborative work is articulated around the four main priorities of the 9th Forum: 
    -    Water Security 
    -    Cooperation
    -    Rural Development  
    -    Means and Tools   

    This collaboration will provide the answers that citizens around the world expect to improve their lives and regain their dignity. 

    President Loic Fauchon's full speech

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