AGENDA

HIGH-LEVEL WATER INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

11 March 2022, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Opening: Arrival and registration

08:00
East Africa Time
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Arrival and registration

SESSION 1: HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT: TRANSFORMING THE INVESTMENT OUTLOOK ON WATER AND SANITATION IN AFRICA

09:00
East Africa Time
GMT+3

Official Opening of the Investment Conference and High-Level Statements

    Special Launch Ceremony of Zanzibar Water Investment Programme by H.E Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar

    The water security challenge:

    • Exploring deep sea underground fresh water to address climate-resilient water security and achievement  of SDG 6 on water and sanitation in Zanzibar

    Response:

    • Zanzibar Water Investment Programme

    Statements from leaders of organizations supporting the AIP Water Investment Scorecard, moderated by Alex Simalabwi, Executive Secretary: GWPSA-Africa Coordination

    • African Development Bank
    • World Bank International Finance Corporation  
    • World Bank 
    • African Ministers’ Council on Water 
    • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa 
    • Southern African Development Community 
    • Development Bank of Southern Africa
    • United Nations Development Programme 
    • United Nations Children’s Fund 
    • World Health Organization 
    • United Nations Environment Programme 
    • Food and Agriculture Organization 
    • Global Center on Adaptation
    • United Nations Industrial Development Organization 
    • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 
    • Global Water Partnership Organisation 
    • International Water Management Institute 
    • International Union for Conservation of Nature 
    • Stockholm International Water Institute 
    • WaterAid 
    • African Risk Capacity 
    • Africa Cities C40
    • Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
    • Sanitation and Water for All

    Session 2: Technical Segment: AIP Water Investment Scorecard

    12:30
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    • Keynote: Mobilizing Finance for Water Investments in Tanzania
    • AIP Water Investment Scorecard Framework
      • Enabling Environment for Water Investments
      • Water investments and financing
      • Investment performance and sustainability

    Lunch Break & Tour of the Exhibitions

    13:00
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    Lunch Break & Tour of the Exhibitions

    Session 3: ACCELERATING ACCESS TO CLIMATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT FOR WATER, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA

    14:00
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    • Keynote: Prioritizing water security investments towards transformation of water assets for sustainable, green, and inclusive economic growth in Africa

    • Water Sector Development Programme in Tanzania
    • Zanzibar Water Investment Programme
    • Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP)  
    • Africa Adaptation Accelerator Programme
    • Mobilising private capital investment in water, maritime infrastucture, energy, and food security

    30-minute moderated discussion with participants on the topic:
    Implementing the AIP Water Investment Scorecard and Scaling up Access to Investments in Water and Sanitation in Africa

    Session 4: Blue Economy Investment Opportunities: Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority

    15:20
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    The session will highlight Zanzibar’s efforts to ensure that increased role of the blue economy in promoting socio-economic development through better stewardship of the sea and related resources. This involves the utilization of maritime and marine resources to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth as well as creating employment opportunities.

    The blue economy has the potential to completely transform Zanzibar’s economy. The entire coastline (about 880 km length) of both islands (Unguja and Pemba) has enormous rare marine resources and biodiversity with unlimited potential for development of a fishing industry.

    Joint Communique and Call to Action

    15:50
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    Dr. Mngereza Mzee Miraji, Principal Secretary Ministry of Water, Energy, and Minerals, Zanzibar and Eng. Mbogo Futakamba, Regional Technical Committee Member, GWP-Africa Coordination

    Investment Conference Formal Close by the Government of Zanzibar

    16:00
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    Investment Conference Formal Close by the Government of Zanzibar