High-Level Water Investment Conference

Transforming the Investment Outlook for Water and Sanitation in Africa

11 March 2022

Zanzibar, Tanzania

 

Hosted by H.E. Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, Former President of United Republic of Tanzania and Global Water Partnership Southern Africa and Africa Coordination Board Chair, the High-Level Water Investment Conference will be convened by Global Water Partnership Southern Africa and Africa Coordination (GWPSA-Africa Coordination) in collaboration with the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), African Ministers Council on Water, African Development Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UNICEF, World Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa; and organized in close cooperation with the Ministry of Water, Energy and Minerals in Zanzibar and Ministry of Water in Tanzania.

The conference will comprise of a high-level leaders’ session where the Heads of the organisations that have been supporting the AIP Scorecard will share their perspectives for accelerating and transforming the investment outlook for water and sanitation in Africa. The high-level leader’s session will explore ways to unlock investments from domestic and international sources, including the private sector.

The Conference will take place in the lead up to the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, 21-26 March 2022, as an opportunity to initiate high-level dialogue on water investment which may be amplified through the Forum.

An exhibition for the conference will also be organized showcasing innovation technologies for water and sanitation, and the Zanzibar Water Investment Programme will be highlighted.

H.E. Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi

H.E. Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi

President of Zanzibar and the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council

H.E Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

H.E Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chair of GWPSA-Africa Coordination

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki

CEO: AUDA-NEPAD

Speakers

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

Administrator: United Nations Development Programme

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus

Director General: World Health Organisation

Kelly Ann Naylor

Kelly Ann Naylor

UNICEF Associate Director: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Tim Wainwright

Tim Wainwright

Chief Executive: WaterAid

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Director General: International Water Management Institute

Sasha Koo-Oshima

Sasha Koo-Oshima

Deputy Director: Food and Land, Food and Agriculture Organization

Prof. Fridtjov Ruden

Prof. Fridtjov Ruden

Founder: Ruden AS

Dr. Catherine Ann Tovey

Dr. Catherine Ann Tovey

Programme Leader: World Bank Group

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere

Head Economic Integration: AUDA NEPAD

Agenda

Read the detailed agenda for the High Level Stakeholder Conference on the AIP Water Investment Scorecard

News

Conference themes

Climate Finance

Private sector investment

Groundwater development

Blue economy

High-Level Water Investment Conference

11 March 2022, Zanzibar, Tanzania