During a time when Zanzibar is implementing the 2022-2027 Zanzibar Water Investment Programme, the 2023 Zanzibar Water Conference brings together a diverse group of water stakeholders to exchange ideas, share experience, and showcase their products or services while identifying potential collaborative opportunities.
The conference also comes at a time when Zanzibar is celebrating their World Water Champion i.e His Excellency Dr. Hussen Ali Mwinyi, the President of Zanzibar and the Chair of the Revolutionary Council who was awarded the Global VIP Water Changemakers Award at the 2023 UN Water Conference. The global recognition award is bestowed to national leaders who have demonstrated high-level leadership and commitment in initiating climate resilient water investments at country level. The Global VIP Changemakers Award is coordinated by the World Bank, GWP and Korea Water Corporation (Korea-K).
2023 conference theme: Accelerating Change: Realizing Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources and Resilient Water Services for All
Groundwater Management in a Changing Climate
Water, Energy, Food Ecosystems, and Environment
Enhancing Water Supply and Sanitation through Innovative and Climate-Smart Technologies and Infrastructures
Water Governance and Institutional Strengthening
The conference is organized by the Zanzibar Ministry of Water, Energy and Minerals, Southern African Development Community, Groundwater Management Institute, Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, Tanzania Water Partnership, Hekima Ni Uhuru & IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
The 2023 Zanzibar Water Conference takes place in Zanzibar on 16-17 August 2023.