The GGGI Senegal country office took part in the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar from March 21-26, 2022.
GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, took part in the opening ceremony and conducted a series of meetings with government partners to review GGGI’s country cooperation portfolio.
The country office exhibited in Hall B to share its vision, projects in Senegal, and information on the Senegal program.
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Colleagues from the Senegal Country Office participated in the Forum’s sessions. The Deputy Country Representative gave a presentation on Water and Sanitation in the Senegalese Emerging Plan in the presence of its implementing partners.
The Sanitation team participated in a series of panels in the sanitation village in partnership with the Sanitation Directorate on sanitation and climate change: Financing the urban sub-sector and applicable solutions. The Waste Management team took part in the panel on the circular economy in the auditorium of the conference centre.
The 2022 edition closed on a note of mobilization as some 8,000 people and 1,000 institutions attended the event, despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19.
This week of work resulted in the “Dakar Declaration” on Friday, March 25. This “blue deal” has five main points, including a few notable references: the importance of humanitarian law, mobilizing public finances, as well as those of development partnerships to create blue and green jobs for young people, women, and the rural world; encouraging private sector investment; promoting transparent, efficient and inclusive management of water services. Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of access to water in the rural environment and the issue of wastewater reuse.