Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Minister of Sanitation
and Water Resources Ghana

Hosted By

Driving water sustainability and security in the region

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Event overview

The African region is facing multi-dimensional water challenges which can lead to massive health issues, food insecurity, poverty, imbalance in the ecosystem, human conflicts, and mass migration.

On the other hand, water trends in the region also suggest that there is potentially adequate water and means to meet the basic needs of the region and sustain ecosystems if planned for and managed properly and with priority. This creates an overarching need for intervention from local and regional authorities to come forward and collaborate with various water stakeholders across the continent for a better future.

Hence, to address these critical issues and topics, the Africa Water Forum is hosted under the patronage of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ghana from 9-10 May 2023 in Accra, to bring together thought leaders from across the water sector and relevant industries.


Event in numbers

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High-Profile Conference Delegates
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Project showcases and country briefings
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Sponsors and exhibitors
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Countries represented
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Technical Advisory Committee

Noah Tumfo

Chief Director

Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources


Donnan Tay

Director of Water Directorate

Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources


Jose-Reine Adzoa Agbo

Assistant Director of Water Directorate

Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources


Anthony Dovlo

Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources


Prince Bambil

Programme Officer

Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources


Conference Speakers

Engr. Emeka Ugoanyanwu Fnse

Managing Director

Imo State Water and Sewerage Corporation


Onyeka Martins Okwor

Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer

Enugu State Water Corporation


Mohamed Sahr E Juanah

Director, Hydrological Services

National Water Resources Management Agency

Sierra Leone

Ing. Yankuba Jusu Tarawally

Director of Project Management

Sierra Leone Water Company

Sierra Leone

Ing.Tiideni Hawa Jabbi

Director of Planning, Research & Operations

National Water Resources Management Agency

Sierra Leone

Cynthia Asare Bediako

Former Chief Director

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation


Upcoming water development and expansion projects in Africa


approved by the Moroccan government for the National Office of Electricity & Drinking Water to increase production capacity to 450,405m3 per day, and build 14 new wastewater treatment plants 


worth contract for the construction of several drinking water facilities was awarded by Uganda’s National Water & Sewerage Corporation to Sogea-Satom, a subsidiary of the French group Vinci


Conakry wastewater treatment project in Guinea, financed by Islamic Development Bank, to upgrade the capacity of existing plant from 5000m3 per day to 25,800m3 per day by 2035


is the target investment set by Africa’s Small Water Enterprise (SWE) sector to achieve the region’s SDG targets for water and sanitation

Euro 133

to be invested by Ghana in new water supply infrastructure


water investment programme has been launched by Zambia

First PPP water desalination project

in Senegal announced between Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and the National Water Company of Senegal

Key Themes for Discussion

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