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Wednesday 23rd of March, 1.30 pm – 3. pm (UTC / Dakar time),
Room 6



Opening & master of ceremony (5 min)

  • Ms. Stéphanie Laronde, International cooperation Director, International Office for Water (OiEau)

Panel “financing & implementing international cooperation projects between local authorities”:

Duo 1 on water resources management
Taking stock of the West African regional exchange of experiences on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at basin level

Questions & answers with the participants (10 min)


Duo 2 on water and sanitation services

  • Mr. Sébastien Apothéloz, Head of the Water Department, City of Lausanne, Switzerland, on the Swiss financial mechanism “Solidarit’Eau”
    Partenariat entre Nouakchott et +50 communes suisses
  • Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President, Nouakchott Region, Mauritania  

Questions & answers with the participants (10 min)
Testimony on blended finance: decentralized cooperation mechanisms, bilateral development bank & foundation supporting sanitation project in Cameroon (10 min):

Questions & answers with the participants (5 min):

Conclusions (10 min)

  • Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa)
  • Mr. Dieudonné Bantsimba, Mayor of Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

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