8th World Water Forum Secretariat / World Water Council / 9th World Water Forum organizing committee - Senegal

A new World Water Forum horizon: from Brazil to Senegal

Thursday 30 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: NL 253

The international calendar is punctuated every three years by the World Water Forum and its agenda for positive change through collective action. The 8th World Water Forum took place in Brasilia in March 2018, and the 9th Forum will be organized jointly by the World Water Council and Senegal in 2021 in Dakar. The preparation has already begun and while the past Forum included the traditional three processes - Thematic, Regional and Political -, a Citizens Forum, an Exhibition and a new Sustainability Focus Group, the next one will introduce an innovative structure that will encourage greater integration and collaboration.

A few months after the conclusion of the 8th World Water Forum, this event will seek to present its major outcomes and explain how they will feed the preparation process of next World Water Forum, enabling discussion on how the Forum needs to evolve.



Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.

Programme

11:00 Welcome and Opening remarks

Prof. Benedito Braga, World Water Council President

11:05 8th World Water Forum Stakeholders Engagement

Paulo Salles, Co-Chair of the 8th World Water Forum International Steering Committee

11:15 Outcomes of the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

Ricardo Andrade, Secretariat of the 8th World Water Forum

 11:25 9th World Water Forum presentation: Progress and Planning

Bai-Mas Taal, Special Adviser to the 9th World Water Forum-Dakar 2021 National Organizing Committee

11:35 Panel discussion: from Brazil to Senegal

Facilitator: Danielle Gaillard -Picher, Director of Programs World Water Council

• H.E. Marcos Pinta Gama, Ambassador of Brazil to Sweden, on behalf of the Political Process of the 8th World Water Forum  

• Torkil Jønch Clausen, Chair of the Thematic Commission of the 8th World Water Forum

• Imane Abdel Al, Co-Chair of the Citizens’ Process Commission of the 8th World Water Forum

• Tatiana dos Santos Silva, youth representative at the Citizens’ Process of the 8th World Water Forum

• Abdoulaye SENE, Chair of the 9th World Water Forum National Organizing Committee

12:00 Q&A and General discussion 

12:25 Closing remarks

Abdoulaye SENE, Chair of the 9th World Water Forum National Organizing Committee