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2020 Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting

 

The first SWA Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) held virtually on 4 November, built on previous global Finance Ministers Meetings organized by SWA in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017.

The SWA Africa FMM was 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 was to develop and strengthen partnerships with finance ministers in the region for smart investments in water, sanitation and hygiene. The meetings underscored the crucial role of water, sanitation and hygiene to the African economy, population and environment during and after COVID-19, and offered 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 participated in the Africa FMM.

The SWA Africa FMM was preceded by a 2-month preparatory process that relied on multi-stakeholder dialogue at country level to ensure that finance and sector ministers are briefed and ready to actively participate in the FMM.

The SWA Africa FMM was live-streamed and simultaneous translated in English, French and Spanish.

 

 

PARTICIPANTS

FINANCE AND SECTOR MINISTERS

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Hon. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Nigeria

Speaker

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Hon. Ajedra Gabriel Aridru

Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda

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Hon. Mamadi Camara

Minister of Economy and Finance, Guinea

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Hon. Mohamed Dhehby

Minister of Finance, Mauritanie

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Hon. Augustus J. Flomo

Deputy Finance Minister for Economic Management, Liberia

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Hon. Berhane Habtemariam

Minister of Finance, Eritrea

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Hon. Lassané Kabore

Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Burkina Faso

 

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Hon. Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt

Speaker

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Hon. Jean Baudouin Mayo Mambeke

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Budget, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Hon. Mthuli Ncube

Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe

Speaker

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Hon. Bwalya K. Ng'andu

Minister of Finance, Zambia

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Hon. Mambury Njie

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, The Gambia

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Hon. Felix Mlusu

Minister of Finance, Malawi

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Hon. Thabo Sophonea

Minister of Finance, Lesotho

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Hon. Elysée Munembwe Tamukumwe

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Planning, Democratic Republic of Congo

Speaker

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Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr

Minister of Finance Development and Planning, Liberia

Speaker

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Hon. Clemence Chiduwa

Deputy Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe

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Hon. Osvaldo Cravid Abreu

 Minister of Infrastructures, Natural Resources and Environment, Sao Tome

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Hon. Suleiman Adamu

Minister Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Nigeria

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Hon. Yasir Abbas

Minister of Water, Sudan

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Hon. Herbert Gotran Djono-Ahaba

Minister of Energy and Hydraulic Resources Development, Central African Republic

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Hon. Negash Wagesho Amencho

State Minister, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia

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Hon. Peter Ndumiso Bhembe

Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Eswatini

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Hon. Dr. Jonas Chanda

Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Zambia

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Hon. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda

Minister of Health, Malawi

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Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ghana

Speaker

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Hon. Diallo Mamadou Dioulde

Deputy Minister, WASH Ministry, Guinea

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Hon. Claver Gatete

Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda

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Hon. Antoine Lekpa Gbegbeni

Minister of Water, Rural Equipment and Village Hydraulics, Togo

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Hon. Tesfay Ghebreselasie

Minister of Land, Water and Environment, Eritrea

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Hon. Ronald Kibuule

Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda

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Hon. Nkaku Kabi

Minister of Water, Lesotho

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Hon. John Mangwiro

Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe

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Hon. Anxious Jongwe Masuka

Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Zimbabwe

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Hon. Nto Moakhi

Deputy Minister of Health, Lesotho

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Hon. Mijiyawa Moustapha

Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Togo 

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Hon. Lizzie Funekile Nkosi

Minister for Health, Eswatini

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Hon. Fawziya Abikar Nur

Minister of Health and Human Services, Somalia

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Hon. Amina Nurhussien

Minister of Health, Eritrea

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Hon. Niouga Ambroise Ouegraogo

Minister of Water and Sanitation, Burkina Faso

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Hon. Voahary Rakotovelomanantsoa

Minister of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Madagascar

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Hon. Neal Rijkenberg

Minister of Finance, Eswatini

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Hon. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh

Minister of Health, The Gambia

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Hon. Nancy Tembo

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources, Malawi

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Hon. Serigne Mbaye Thiam

Minister of water and sanitation, Senegal

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Amb. Bobby Whitfield

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Commission, Liberia

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Hon. Alpha Tejan Wurie

Minister of Health & Sanitation, Sierra Leone

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Hon. Philp K Lansana

Minister of Water Resources, Sierra Leone

Heads of United Nations agencies, International Financial Institutions, and organizations

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John Barsa

Acting Administrator, USAID

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Henrietta Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO

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Wambui Gichuri

Acting Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank

Speaker

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Mari Elka Pangestu

Managing Director, The World Bank

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Hon. Kevin Rudd

High-level Chair, SWA

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Dr Canisius Kanangire

Executive Secretary, AMCOW

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Brian Arbogast

Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Kitty van der Heijden

Director-General International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

 

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Dick van Ginhoven

Development Partner Relations, Water Finance Facility

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Marianne Kjellén

Senior Water Advisor, UNDP

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Cynthia Lewis

Deputy Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Yunia Yiga Musaazi

Executive Director, UWASNET

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Mary Okumu

Representative UN Women Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Dr Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede

Zenith Water Projects

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Joris van Oppenraaij

Manager Operations, Water Finance Facility

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Dominic O'Neill

Executive Director, WSSCC

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Vinicius Pinheiro

Deputy Director, ILO

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Peter Repinski

Acting Executive Secretary, GWP

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Aaron Salzberg

UNC

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The Finance Ministers' Meeting preparatory process

Engage in a dedicated preparatory process to strengthen and catalyze in-country dialogues and actions, and prepare Ministers of Finance for their participation at the FMM.

Global co-conveners

Unicef

World bank

African Region co-conveners

AfDB

AMCOW

Financing water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa

Closing the financing gap can be achieved through a combination of measures, including maximizing the use of existing resources and mobilizing additional finance from taxes, tariffs and transfers. Although African countries are at different stages of socio-economic development and will have different political and governance arrangements that will be more or less conducive to different forms of financing, they all have something in common: the need to increase the prioritization of water, sanitation and hygiene in national plans and budgets, especially during a time of public health concerns.

Several African countries are implementing innovative policies that are already proving the positive impact of water, sanitation and hygiene investment. These case-studies are included in SWA’s Water & Sanitation: How to Make Public Investment Work - A Handbook for Finance Ministers.

Water and Sanitation - How to make public investment work

A Handbook for Finance Ministers

The FMM will also draw on practical financing approaches from the Finance Handbook. Watch videos below from countries in Africa that have successfully implemented innovative financing mechanisms.

Webinars

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SWA 2020 Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting

SWA 2020 Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting

The first SWA Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) held virtually on 4 November, built on previous global Finance...
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SWA Civil Society Partners: A learning and Exchange Workshop on Finance Advocacy

SWA Civil Society Partners: A learning and Exchange Workshop on Finance Advocacy

Ahead of the Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting, SWA has organized a learning and exchange workshop for SWA civil society...
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Africa Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with Finance Ministers

Africa Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with Finance Ministers

On 21 October, SWA organized the final Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting preparatory process webinar entitled “Smart...
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South-South learning and Ministerial-level dialogue on sector financing - WASH services expanded and sustained beyond the COVID-19 crisis

South-South learning and Ministerial-level dialogue on sector financing - WASH services expanded and sustained beyond the COVID-19 crisis

On 1 October 2020, the SWA Secretariat facilitated an event to strengthen South-South learning, contribute to the political...
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Build Forward Better - economic opportunities offered by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Build Forward Better - economic opportunities offered by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

On Thursday, 24 September, SWA organized its second webinar in the preparatory process for the upcoming Finance Ministers'...
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Documents

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Key documents Type
SWA Report on the 2020 Finance Ministers’ Meetings
2020 Finance Ministers' Meetings: Ideas and suggestions for follow-up at country level
2020 Country Overview: Sudan
Arab Republic of Egypt Statement during the Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting
Agenda: SWA Africa Finance Ministers’ Meetings
FMM 2020 - CSO Messages
About the 2020 FMMs
Launch of the Handbook for Finance Ministers and kick-off of the preparatory process for the Finance Ministers' Meeting
Guidance Note: 2020 virtual Regional Finance Ministers' Meetings

News

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