In prelude to the 7th World Water Forum, which will be held in Daegu (South Corea), Africa Water Forum 2014 from June 12 to June 14 in Ouagadougou will gather almost 650 participants to share on How to ease up an access to water and sanitation service for all in Africa? A high-stake issue for a continent with about 3 billion people, of which 60% is urban, from 2050 onwards.
An African response to the continent’s needs
Facing a fast demographic growth, a rapid urbanization and some increase in climatic disturbances, access to potable water and an improved sanitation for all in Africa is becoming, more than ever, an urgent matter. Organized by the government of Burkina Faso and 2iE, in partnership with the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) and the World Water Council, Africa Water 2014 will gather multiple actors of the water and sanitation sector, Food Safety, Energy and Environment. The synthesis of exchanges, will be consolidated in a “White Paper” of proposals brought to 7th World Water Forum. For if the Millennium Development led to a significant improvement in access to water around the world, efforts are to lead to a large part of the population, especially the poorest. To ultimately promote sustainable and inclusive development.