On Zoom on Tuesday 9 May 2023,
5pm (CET, Geneva time) / 6pm (GMT+3, Nairobi time)
From March 22 to 24, 2023, the United Nations Conference on Water took place in New York. This event, which was the first UN conference on water since 1977, was a midterm review of the International Water For Sustainable Development Decade from 2018 to 2028, as well as an opportunity to review progress on SDG 6 and develop the World Water Action Agenda. António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN, declared at the summit « There can be no sustainable development without water », and urged the world : « Let’s take new steps now to build a future where water is guaranteed for all ». Water is at the heart of multiple issues related to the development of Africa and the implementation of the 17 SDGs on the African continent. A water action program and a number of measures and initiatives were announced.
Africa 21 and The Water Diplomat would like to invite you to review the dynamics of this conference and its results. This meeting will aim at answering the following questions:
- How did this conference take place?
- Who were the main actors?
- What did it lead to?
- What are the impacts for the African continent?
- What is the future agenda?
- Presentation of the results of the conference and discussion with journalists, with :
- Tobias Schmitz, international expert and editor of the Water Diplomat
- Abdoulaye Sene, Executive Secretary of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar
- Announcement of the results of the journalistic competition organized by Africa 21 on the occasion of the Nairobi Water Issues Workshop (January 30 – February 3, 2023) in partnership with the Netherlands Embassy in Kenya.
To watch the video of the online conference
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