4th edition: 11-13 November at Hilton Hotel,Yaounde, Cameroon

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Second announcement

Theme

"Breakthrough technologies for emerging water and sanitation markets in Africa"

Following the success of the previous forums and the momentum from the most recent forum in Abidjan, the fourth Edition of the High level Forum on Water and Sanitation focuses on finding appropriate and innovative technologies, business and financing models aimed at accelerating access to adequate water and sanitation for all in Africa.

The 2014 High Level Forum will see African Ministers and key players in the African and International water and sanitation sector meet together to advocate, network and form partnerships aimed at addressing the most pressing water and sanitation issues with the following objectives:

1. To open  Africa’s emerging market to innovative water and sanitation technologies which can help close the gap between the current pace of Africa’s economic growth and the state of its water and sanitation sector.

What innovative technologies are on offer on the international market that can effectively and sustainably meet the water and sanitation challenges in  Africa?

How can these technologies be made available to stakeholders such as decision makers, the private sector, national water companies and local government authorities for the benefit of communities?

2. To gain access to the financial and investment opportunities required to acquire these innovative technologies for Africa.

What are the appropriate and innovative funding options available for financing large scale projects and programs in Africa?

What mechanisms can be put in place to support Governments, private investors and other players secure business opportunities in the sector?

3. To establish appropriate and effective mechanism for the transfer of technologies.

What are the modalities for the transfer of breakthrough water and sanitation technologies to Africa?

What are the factors to consider in supporting capacity building to ensure successful transfer of the appropriate technologies?

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