Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2021

Adaptation and water, on the road to the World Water Forum

Watch the full recording of the Workshop here:

Objectives of this session, on route to the World Water Forum in 2022:

  • Showcasing 2 best practices selected from the Call for contributions
  • Defining strong Key messages for COP26 in November 2021 and World Water Forum in March 2022
  • Identifying a Coalition Project or Strategy on Adaptation and Water

Agenda and speakers:

9:00 – 9:16 UTC : Opening words

  • Abdoulaye Sène, Secretary General of the World Water Forum Dakar March 2022
  • Aboubacry Sow, Managing Director of the SAED (Senegalese organisation for the development of the Delta River)
  • Melissa Kerim-Dikeni, Policy Analyst at OECD

9:16 – 9:26 UTC : Two selected projects from Climate Chance’s Call for Contributions

Guillaume Babin, the Director of DEDURAM

Médard DAHODO, representing the Nature based Solution – Integrated Resource Management initiative

9:26 – 9:30 UTC : Presentation by the OECD, and transition to group work

9:30 – 10:10 UTC : Discussion groups

The discussion groups are an essential opportunity to foster exchanges between non-state actors around the specific topics of the Adaptation and Water Coalition’s roadmap.

  • Group 1 – French – Water Security and Sanitation :

Building resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change and natural disasters:

    • Make water resource management a top priority for climate change adaptation
    • Strengthen knowledge to improve understanding of climate change impacts and better design adaptation measures
    • Accelerate the implementation and financing of no-regrets climate adaptation actions that build capacity and balance green (nature-based solutions) and grey infrastructure
  • Group 2 – English – Water Security and Sanitation
  •  Group 3 – French – Rural Development: 
    • In a sustainable way, ensure at the same time the sustainability of food systems, water resources management, climate change mitigation and biodiversity protection

10:10 – 10:30 UTC : Restitution and Conclusion by Climate Chance

Co-pilots and technical partners