The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) and the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) E-Discussions on Rural WASH in Africa aim to create momentum for conversations on key topics to be addressed at the 9th World Water Forum in March 2022, in Dakar, Senegal. There will be two e-discussions (in both English and French) focusing on two related topics. The first e-Discussion focusing on Prioritization of Rural WASH including Sustainability and Quality of Rural WASH services will run from 4 – 24 November. This will kick off with an introductory webinar scheduled for 2nd November via Zoom platform. The second e-Discussion on Resource Mobilization and Accountability for Resource use for Rural WASH will run from 29 November – 17 December. The second e-Discussion introductory webinar is scheduled for 23rd November via Zoom platform.
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The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) under the Water Coordination and Partnership Division, within the African Development Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department in collaboration with the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) and development partners plan to convene e-discussions on prioritizing rural WASH in Socio-economic Development in Africa. This is part of the joint quest by the Bank, RWSN and development partners to create a platform for preparation and contribution to the 9th World Water Forum (9WWF) scheduled for March 2022 in Dakar, Senegal.
The Bank, in collaboration with RWSN, UN Agencies and other development partners involved in Rural WASH services delivery and monitoring at continental and global levels, plan to develop the State of Rural WASH in Africa Report. In addition, partners plan to convene e-discussion whose results, together with the Report will serve as direct input and contribution to discussions at the 9WWF, particularly focusing on “Water security and sanitation”, “water for rural development” and the “Means and tools” priorities.
The main purpose of e-discussion is to provide a forum for a wide range of participants for discussions on issues pertaining to the two broad topics as direct contribution to the 9WWF discussions and outcomes. The discussions will also aim to contribute to the UN Special Rapporteur’s 2022 thematic report on “the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation of people in impoverished rural areas”.
You are invited to participate in the webinars and e-discussions.
• Webinar 1 - Prioritization of Rural WASH including Sustainability and Quality of Rural WASH services - Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 11:00 GTM, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xXHEvtopR3yEUrybg4QVfg
• E-discussion 1 - 4 to 24 November 2021
• Webinar 2 - Resource Mobilization and Accountability for Resource use for Rural WASH - Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 13:00 GTM, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aStHjQYLTXOuS3ItcyTUBw
• E-discussion 2 - 29 November to 17 December 2021
The webinars will be in both English and French, with simultaneous translation.
The e-discussion is open to anyone who registers on E-discussion platform.
This is the first out of two webinars of the online discussions "Prioritizing Rural WASH in Socio-economic Development in Africa". Both webinars will be held in English and French, with simultaneous translation into both languages.
This is the second out of two webinars of the online discussions "Prioritizing Rural WASH in Socio-economic Development in Africa". Both webinars will be held in English and French, with simultaneous translation into both languages.