International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa Event at World Water Week 2022

Transforming the Investment Outlook for Water and Sanitation in Africa

Stockholm, Sweden and Online

30 August 2022

The International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa, which draws representatives from current and former Heads of State as well as other global leaders, was launched at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal. The Panel was convened by the African Minister’s Council on Water, African Union Development Agency-NEPAD, United Nations Development Programme, UNICEF, African Development Bank, Global Center on Adaptation, and Global Water Partnership.

The objective of the panel is to develop actionable pathways for mobilising USD 30 billion annually by 2030, for implementing the Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) and close the existing water investment gap in Africa estimated at US$11-US$20 billion/year.

Led by three Co-Chairs-Senegal, Namibia, Netherlands and an Alternate Co-Chair, the session will present its Road Map towards COP 27 and the UN 2023 Conference and progress of its work in developing an investment action plan and emerging pathways for mobilising US$30 billion/year by 2030 to close the water security and sanitation investment gap in Africa. Concrete case studies on how the panel is catalysing investment mobilisation on the ground will be showcased as well as opportunities on how development partners can contribute to the work of the panel. Perspectives for enhancing climate resilience, gender equality and private sector engagement  will also be explored.

A first of its kind AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard will be showcased as a tool to track progress in mobilization of water investments, identify bottlenecks, and enhance mutual accountability for action at the Heads of State Level.

H.E. Macky Sall

H.E. Macky Sall

Co-Chair

President of the Republic of Senegal                  Chair: African Union

H.E. Hage Geingob

H.E. Hage Geingob

Co-Chair

President of the Republic of Namibia

H.E. Mark Rutte

H.E. Mark Rutte

Co-Chair

Prime Minister of the Netherlands

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete

Alternate Co-Chair

Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania

Videos

H.M. King Letsie III of Lesotho addresses Stockholm World Water Week 2022

Catherine Russell, Executive Director of the United Nations’ Childrens Fund and member of the International High-Level Panel on Water

Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen CEO of Global Center on Adaptation and member of the International High-Level Panel on Water

Resources

High-Level Panel Event 30 August Brochure

Senegal Declaration 30 August

High-Level Event 30 August Report

Partners

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