Inauguration of High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa Livestream from COP27

by | Nov 7, 2022 | High-Level Panel, News

The formal inauguration of the AIP International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa will take place on 8 November 2022 during an official side-event convened as part of the Heads of State High-Level Implementation Summit of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.

Any interested parties may watch a livestream of the Inauguration Summit at 14:00-16:00 GMT+2, 8 November 2022 via this link:

The Panel Co-Chairs will present their Vision Statement and present the Panel Road Map towards the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation. Key milestones in developing the investment action plan and potential pathways for countries to mobilise US$30 billion/year by 2030 to close the water investment gap in Africa will be shared.

The inauguration summit will include addresses from the following:

  • H.E. Mousa Faki, African Union Commission Chairperson
  • H.E Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal  and AU Chair, (Panel Co-Chair)
  • H.E. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Netherlands (Panel Co-Chair)
  • H.E. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia* (Panel Co-Chair) (tbc)
  • H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa
  • H.E. William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya
  • H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia (tbc)
  • H.E. Adama Barrow, President of the Gambia
  • H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO, Global Centre on Adaptation
  • Achim Sterner, Administrator-United Nations Development Programme
  • Nardos Bekele Thomas, CEO- African Union Development Agency
  • H.E. Ambassador Henk Ovink,  Special Envoy for Water, Sherpa-Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Darío Soto Abril, Executive Secretary and CEO, Global Water Partnership
  • Paloma Escudero, Director of Global Communications and Advocacy, UNICEF

Photo credit: UNFCCC