The African Water Facility and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are participating in World Water Week, in Stockholm (Sweden) from 29 August to 2 September. This year’s edition holds under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth. The World Water Week is the leading annual global event for tackling global water issues and development related challenges.
“Close to 107 million people gained access to water through interventions of AfDB alongside those of other partners in the last decade in the rural areas of Africa. Yet, collectively, we did not achieve the earmarked water objectives in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There is the consensus that more work needs to be done from the perspective of financial mobilization, collaboration, governance, and better integrating climate change and gender issues in water delivery. The Stockholm conference offers us an opportunity to enhance further collaboration towards innovatively tackling this challenge so as to ensure ambitious targets set by our Governments under the African Water Vision 2025 and the N’gor Declaration are achieved,” says Mohamed El Azizi, Director of the African Water Facility and the Water and Sanitation Department (OWAS) of the AfDB.
The AWF, an active participant of the Stockholm World Water Week, invests in contributing to the emergence of opportunities, ideas, innovation and solutions to water issues that can benefit the African continent.
World Water Week is an annual event hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in Stockholm. As the conference celebrates it’s 25th anniversary in 2015, this year’s theme was Water for Development.
More information soon on our website about AWF activities at the Stockholm Water Week 2016.