High Level Forum for Water and Sanitation for All in Africa

High Level Forum for Water and Sanitation for All in Africa

Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 5th – 9th December 2011

high level water sanitationRecognizing the urgent need to accelerate access of the poor, to water and sanitation in Africa, a high-level and multi-stakeholder dialogue was convened in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 5th – 9th December, 2011.  Ministers and high-level officials from thirty-three African governments participated, including 26 member States of CREPA, as well as a number of development partners, researchers and practitioners from the field.  In total, approximately 400 participants attended. CREPA hosted and organised this major African event to ensure that an unified voice in Africa for inclusive growth in the water and sanitation sector.

Key highlights/segments of this week’s event  included: Ministerial Dialogue and Donor Roundtable; Enhancing Knowledge in the WASH Sector; Bridging the Sector Capacity Gap and the adoption of draft resolution for a harmonized statement to Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-level Meeting and the 6th World Water Forum (WWF6).

Dr. Priti Parikh from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre participated in the conference and also worked closely with CREPA to draft the ministerial statement of outcomes for this event. The statement of outcomes was presented and agreed by all participants and will now be adopted by all participating African nations.