The Sierra Leone’s Minister of Water Resources, Ing. Phillip K. Lansana is leading water experts from his ministry to participate in the Ninth World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

The World Water Forum provides a unique platform for the water community and decision-makers becoming the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is for the World Water Council to organize a more effective Forum at the social, political, and economic levels.

The Action Framework of World Water Forum is structured around the four priorities that were discussed during several preparatory meetings, including the kick-off meeting organized on 20 and 21 June 2019 in Dakar. It has enabled to identify the major challenges that underpinned them, in relation to the SDGs.

The four priority areas are, Water Security and Sanitation, Rural Development, Cooperation, and means & Tools (Transversal theme that relates to all other priorities).

Poised to providing clean, safe drinking water for all in Sierra Leone, the Water Resources Minister, Ing. Phillip K.  Lansana and his delegation are participating fully in this world water summit.

The Forum was attended by some heads of States like the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania His Excellency Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President Umaro Sissoko Embalò of Guinea Bissau,The President of Ethiopia, Madame Zewede,

The Vice President of the Gambia Madame Isatou Toure and the President of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso. In attendance were also the President of World Water Council, several Ministers of Water Resources, and their technical experts.

Created in 1996, the World Water Council is the founder and co-organizer of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum. The World Water Forum is the world’s largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The Forum will end on Saturday 26th March 2022.