Prior to the 7th World Water Forum, April 2015 in South Korea, the Africa Water Forum 2014 was held in Ouagadougou from 12 to 14 June 2014, gathering over 650 participants around the question : ”how to facilitate access to water and sanitation services for everyone in Africa ?”
Faced with quick population growth and urbanization (the continent will have nearly 3 billion people by 2050, including 60% of urban people), with the effects of increasing climate disturbance, access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation for everyone in Africa, as well as availability for other water uses, such as irrigation and energy production, are becoming, more than ever, major challenges.
In this event, jointly organized by the Government of Burkina Faso and 2IE in partnership with the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) and the World Water Council, IOWater intervened as facilitator on the two following sessions :
- Cooperation and development of large hydraulic structures in transboundary basins in Africa ;
- Pedagogical Innovation for increasing capacity building in the water and sanitation sector ?