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Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting

4 November at 7:00 New York |  12:00 Dakar |  15:00 Nairobi

 

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 thats 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.

 

PARTICIPANTS

FINANCE AND SECTOR MINISTERS

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Hon. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Nigeria

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Hon. Mohamed Dhehby

Minister of Finance, Mauritanie

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Hon. Mohamed Maait

Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt

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Hon. Mthuli Ncube

Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe

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Hon. Thabo Sophonea

Minister of Finance, Lesotho

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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. Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ghana

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Hon. Nkaku Kabi

Minister of Water, Lesotho

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Hon. Anxious Jongwe Masuka

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

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Hon. Serigne Mbaye Thiam

Minister of water and sanitation, Senegal

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Hon. Voahary Rakotovelomanantsoa

Minister of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Madagascar

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

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Brian Arbogast

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

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John Barsa

Acting Administrator, USAID

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO

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Dick van Ginhoven

Development Partner Relations, Water Finance Facility

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Jeffrey Goldberg

Director, USAID Center for Water Security, Sanitation and Hygiene

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Kitty van der Heijden

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

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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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Dominic O'Neill

Executive Director, WSSCC

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Mary Okumu

Representative UN Women Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Joris van Oppenraaij

Manager Operations, Water Finance Facility

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Portia Persley

USAID

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Vinicius Pinheiro

Deputy Director, ILO

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Monica Ramos

WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF

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Peter Repinski

Acting Executive Secretary, GWP

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Lisa Schechtman

USAID

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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Africa Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with Finance Ministers

Africa Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with Finance Ministers

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Africa Wednesday, 21 October 8:00 NY | 12:00 Dakar | 15:00 Nairobi As the Finance Ministers’ Meetings (FMM) approach, one of...
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SWA 2020 Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting

SWA 2020 Africa Finance Ministers' Meeting

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4 November at 7:00 New York | 12:00 Dakar | 15:00 Nairobi The first SWA Africa Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) will be held...
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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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Launch of the Handbook for Finance Ministers & kick-off of the 2020 Finance Ministers' Meetings Preparatory Process

Launch of the Handbook for Finance Ministers & kick-off of the 2020 Finance Ministers' Meetings Preparatory Process

On Thursday, 3 September, SWA organized a special webinar in which we launched our new publication, Water & Sanitation: How...
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Documents

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Key documents Type
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