High-Level Water Investment Conference and Launch of Zanzibar Water Investment Programme

Transforming the Investment Outlook for Water and Sanitation in Africa

Zanzibar, Tanzania

11 March 2022

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

The Conference took 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 would amplified through the Forum.

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



Zanzibar Water Investment Programme Full Document

High-Level Water Investment Conference Zanzibar Communique

Conference themes

Climate Finance

Private sector investment

Groundwater development

Blue economy