The African Development Bank’s new coordinator for its African Water Facility, Mtchera Johannes Chirwa, will deliver key findings of a rural water supply and sanitation report at the World Water Forum to be held in Dakar from 21-26 March 2022.
At the Forum, Chirwa will co-lead a discussion of the State of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Report, which details the prioritisation, quality, and sustainability of rural water, sanitation and hygiene services – also known as WASH - and investment levels for rural WASH in Africa.
The Bank is a lead sponsor of the World Water Forum, considered the planet’s largest water event, held for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The African Water Facility, established by the African Ministers’ Council on Water in 2004, provides grants and expert technical assistance to implement innovative water projects, raise investment for water projects, as well as strengthen water governance and water knowledge management across the continent. Chirwa started as Coordinator for the African Water Facility on 1 March 2022.