What does Valuing Water mean in practice, and why is it important for Africa?

Valuing Water in Africa – a regional process towards the UN 2023 Water Conference.

The Valuing Water Initiative (VWI), launched by the Dutch Government, aims to showcase the implementation of the Valuing Water Principles to bring systemic change in how water is valued in policy, practice, finance and behaviour and to inspire others to do the same. The Initiative is focusing on the opportunity to inform the UN 2023 Water Conference about progress made across Africa. In the run up to the Conference, regional and global preparatory events will take place, including a Valuing Water session in person on February 14th in Cape Town, South Africa.

In this context, the VWI with the support of Deltares and GWP is organizing a series of webinars focused on introducing the VWP and exchanging knowledge and experiences on how these can be applied in Africa, and how these can strengthen the consolidation of commitments ahead of the UN 2023 Water conference.

Webinar 1: What does Valuing Water mean in practice, and why is it important for Africa?

This webinar will focus on introducing the VWP, inspire participants on embracing these principles, and providing a platform to share initiatives interested in consolidating their commitments under the VWP. The focus of this webinar will be Sub-Saharan Africa.

Date: January 25th, 2022


12:00 - 13:30 (GMT 0) Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote- d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso

13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+1) Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Angola, Cameroon, Netherlands

14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+2) Libya, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+3) Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Madagascar

Registration is free and open to all! Please take this opportunity to contribute your experience and perspective to improving decision making around water in the region.

Register here

For any questions about the webinars and further activities, please contact: Begoña Arellano, Eskedar Gebremedhin, Sonja Wanke, Laurent-Charles Tremblay-Lévesque or Colin Herron