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Thursday 24th March 2022 (tbc)



Opening (9:00 - 9:30):
Mr. Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council
Mr. Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Water of Senegal
Mr. Nizar Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water of the Kingdom of Morocco & World President of INBO 2019-2024
Mr. Hamed Diane Semega, High Commissioner, Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS)

Call to action (9:30 - 10:30):

The action plan of Dakar for basins Presentation of the action plan:

Dr. Eric Tardieu, Secretary General, International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)
Panel of the supporters of the initiative
Mr. Lansana Fofana, High Commissioner of Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG)
Ms. Sonja Koeppel, Water Convention Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Co-Chairs of the Water Decade:
Mr. Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, The Netherlands
Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the High Level Panel on Water and Climate


"National Basins and the integration of policies, a contribution to sustainable development”

1. Introductory video 3 min
- Mr. Erik Orsenna, Member of the French Academy, President, Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers (IAGF)
2. High-level panel, 55 min
- Mr. Thierry Burlot, President, Loire-Brittany Basin Committee, France
- Mr. Juan Carlos Alurralde, Secretary General, Intergovernmental Co-ordinating Committee for the la Plata River (CIC)
- Dr. Alice Aureli, Chief Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section, UNESCO-IHP
- Mr. Niokhor Ndour, Director of Water Resources Management and Planning,
- Ms. Yoonjin Kim,, World Water Council (WWC)
- Mr. Thierry-Emmanuel Ratovoniaina, Technical Director General, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Madagascar


Presentation of exemplary commitment, 10 min

Signature of a memorandum of understanding between the Organization for the development of the Senegal (OMVS):
Mr. Hamed Diane Semega, High Commissioner and the Adour-Garonne Water Agency (AEAG):
Mr. Guillaume Choisy, Director General
Mr. Jean-Louis Cazaubon, Vice-President of the Basin Committee
Conclusion, 10 min


"Transboundary basins and cooperation between actors, a contribution to peace"

1/ Introductory remarks, 10 min
- Ms. Judith Enaw, President of the African Network of Basin Organizations (ANBO)
2/ High-level panel, 55 min
- Mr. Carlos Lazary, Executive Director, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (OTCA)
- Mr. Sophearin Chea, Water Policy Specialist, Mekong River Commission (MRC)
- Mr. Ivan Zavadsky, Executive Secretary, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
- Mr. Mahaman Adamou, Minister of Hydraulics and Sanitation, Niger
- Mr. Harry Liiv, Special Envoy for Transboundary Waters, Ministry of Environment, Estonia, Chair of the 1992 Water Convention
- Ms. Maria Angelica Sotomayor, Practice Manager Africa, Water Global Practice, The World Bank


Presentation of exemplary commitment (15 min)
Team Europe Initiative announcement on transboundary water management in Africa with:
Ms. Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for International Partnerships- DG INTPA, European Commission
Mr. Harsen Nyambe, Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy, African Union Commission -AUC
Mrs. Birgit Pickel, Director General Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development -BMZ, Germany
Mr. Philippe Lacoste, Director for Sustainable Development, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs -MEAE, France
Conclusion (10 min)
- Mr. Ababacar Ndao, Secretary General, Organization for the Development of the Gambia River (OMVG)



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