Africa is generally characterized by high level of poverty and poor access to infrastructure and social services. It is highly vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Achieving water-related SDG targets will require governments, societies and the private sector to change the way they use and manage water.
As part of the Action Plan of the High Level Panel on Water, Africa took an initiative to close the gap in achieving water-related SDG targets. The Africa Water Infrastructure Investment Programme (AIP) aims to strengthen the business case for investments in water security as an instrument to stimulate transformative economic growth, address the root causes of migration, youth unemployment and prepare bankable project.
The African Special Session is to urge African Governments and its global partners to prioritize water infrastructure investment for job creation, contributing to reduced conflicts and migration.
Global Water Partnership-Africa Coordination Unit
European Commission-DEVCO - Claudio Bacigalupi
African Development Bank (AfDB) - Mr. Osward M. Chanda
Ethiopia Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electircity - Sileshi Bekele
Senegal Ministry of Water
Mauritius Ministry of Water
South Africa Department of Water and Sanitation - NP. Mokonyane