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


Time (CEST)


Welcome, introduction and setting the scene: High-Level Panel Joint Secretariat

  • Remarks from African Union Commission (AUC)
  • Remarks from African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  • Remarks from the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)

Vision for the High-Level Panel, Road map for investment mobilisation  and commitments towards UN 2023 Water Conference:  The Kingdom of the Netherlands (5 minutes)

High-Level Statements from Panel Co-Chairs and Special Guest (3 minutes each)

  • Republic of Senegal (Co-Chair)
  • Republic of Namibia (Co-Chair)
  • Kingdom of Netherlands (Co-Chair):
  • GWP-Africa (Alternate Co-Chair)

Joint African Development Bank-Global Center for Adaptation High-Level Panel Keynote Address  – Accelerating climate resilient water investments towards the Africa Adaptation Summit, UNFCCC COP 27: Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP) and the Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) (10 minutes)

High-Level Leaders Statements from Panel Members and Partners (2 minutes each)

  • World Bank Group
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Children’s Fund
  • European Commission
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation, and Development
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Global Water Partnership Organisation



Mobilizing commitments and partnerships to support the High-Level Panel’s work: Discussion with Panel Members and Partners

  • Zambia Water Investment Programme, Ministry of Water Development & Sanitation Zambia
  • Mobilising investments for protection of ecosystems, biodiversity in mountain water towers critical for social-economic development, Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Enhancing mutual accountability and transparency in investment mobilisation: AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard-Programmes Management  and Delivery, AUDA-NEPAD


Joint High-Level Panel Call to Action: Mobilizing High-Level Political Commitments, Technical Cooperation and Partnerships towards UNFCCC COP 27, UN General Assembly and UN 2023 Conference on Water: AUC, Kingdom of Netherlands, AUDA-NEPAD