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African finance ministers meet to agree investment in universal access to water, sanitation, hygiene

African finance ministers meet to agree investment in universal access to water, sanitation, hygiene

The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership is organising a meeting of African ministers of finance to agree on smart investments in water, sanitation and hygiene for the region.
The 2-hour meeting billed for 4th November will be live streamed and simultaneously interpreted in English and French.

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 options for financing the sector.

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The Africa FMM is one of three regional finance ministers’ meeting to be organized by SWA in 2020: Latin America and the Caribbean on 18 November, and Asia and the Pacific on 2 December.

The SWA Africa FMM will be co-convened by global partners UNICEF and the Global Water Practice of the World Bank, as well as regional partners, the African Development Bank and the African Ministers’ Council on Water.

The SWA Africa FMM is preceded by a 2-month preparatory process that relies on multi-stakeholder dialogue at country level to ensure that finance and sector ministers are briefed and ready to actively participate in the FMM.