9th World Water Forum. Hassan 2nd World Grand Prize won by the organization for the development of the Senegalese river

The Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, leads a large high-level Moroccan delegation to participate in the work of the 9th edition of the World Water Forum in Dakar. The opening ceremony was marked by the presentation of the trophy for the 7th edition of the Hassan II World Grand Prize for Water by the Moroccan Minister to the winner of the Senegal River Development Organization (OMVS).

The Planetary Meeting, hosted by Dakar, the capital of Senegal, brings together all stakeholders of the international community from 21 to 26 March for a global mobilization on water-related issues to meet global challenges with the aim of better conservation of water. Resources. This edition of the World Water Forum, with the theme “Water Security for Peace and Development”, seeks to establish and consolidate collective awareness of water as one of the key factors in promoting development. will act as a strategic springboard. and eradicating poverty. The World Water Forum is organized every three years by the World Water Council and the host country. This new edition constitutes a special challenge, as it is being held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time. This is a real opportunity to raise continent-specific concerns on water and sanitation issues, highlighting the opportunities, positive prospects, progress made and progress made.

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Thus, like previous editions, from the first edition held in Marrakech in 1997 to the last edition in Brasilia in 2018, the World Water Forum, which is being held in Dakar this year, aims to be dedicated to the sharing of experiences and knowledge. It has to be a necessary platform. As well as mobilizing capacity for innovation and creativity in water security. As always, the opening ceremony of the 9th World Water Forum was marked by the presentation of the trophy for the 7th edition of the Hassan 2nd World Water Grand Prize to its winner, the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River, by Mr. Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water. As a reminder, this prestigious award, which was created in 2000 at the joint initiative of the World Water Council and the Kingdom of Morocco, was first awarded during the third World Water Forum in Kyoto in 2003.

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The Minister of Equipment and Water and members of the Moroccan delegation will actively participate in the work of a good number of meetings, ministerial conferences and high-level meetings, in particular a special thematic session organized by the Kingdom of Morocco at the plenary, Thursday, March 24, 2022 , placed under the theme: “Strengthening Rural Development”
Resilience in the face of global changes”. The Forum will also be an opportunity for Nizar Baraka to meet their counterparts from several countries and examine ways and means to promote cooperation in their areas of common interest.

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