The first SWA Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) will be held virtually on 4 November. It builds on previous global Finance Ministers Meetings organized by SWA in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017.
The SWA Africa FMM will be co-convened by global partners UNICEF and the World Bank Water Global Practice, as well as regional partners the African Development Bank and African Ministers' Council on Water.
The objective of the SWA Africa FMM is to develop and strengthen partnerships with finance ministers in the region for smart investments in water, sanitation and hygiene. The meetings will underscore the crucial role of water, sanitation and hygiene to the African economy, population and environment during and after COVID-19, and will offer ministers practical avenues for financing the sector. Ministers and leaders from United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions, civil society, private sector and research and learning have confirmed their participation in the Africa FMM. A list is being updated as confirmations are received.
The 2-hour SWA Africa FMM will be livestreamed and simultaneous translated in English, French and Spanish.
The SWA Africa FMM is preceded by a 2-month preparatory process that will rely on multi-stakeholder dialogue at country level to ensure that finance and sector ministers are briefed and ready to actively participate in the FMM.
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