From a progress report on the actions carried in the Niger basin since the Declaration of Paris and the Marseille Global Water Forum, the Bamako Forum will aim to:
- To highlight and promote business solutions, ewamples of actions on the ground and successful experiences to meet the challenges of access to water and sanitation.
- To reiterate the importance of increased mobilization around the Niger Basin Authority to promote greater cross-border cooperation for the development of the river and the concerted and sustainable management of water resources.
- To promote innovative financing dedicated to access to water.
- To support the countries of the region in the process of ratifying the UN Convention on International Watercourses (1997).
As part of these meetings, Benoît Miribel, Director General of Fondation Mérieux, a partner of this event, will moderate the discussion on the theme: ‘Water and sanitation: Water quality and sanitation safety’.