6th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa
The Geneva Water Hub contributed to the work of the 6th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa which, 17-19 November 2019. Its director intervened during a workshop about the solutions concerning the governance of natural areas and resources in Africa. The presentation concerned the potential courses of action aimed at promoting water as a vector of peace which was identified in a collective reflection organised by the Geneva Water Hub as part of a round table with experts in the region. The prioritization of water management and the development of access to water for populations remain a priority in the Sahel Agenda. Messages on the necessity to adopt a water and peace approach have also been brought by other organizations such as the More Water for Sahel initiative and the Groupe Urgence Réhabilitation Développement (URD).
The Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security gathers every years numbers of African Chief of State and Governments, international partners, and multiple actors involve in Peace and Securities issues. Launched at the 2013 Elysée Summit in France, the first Dakar Forum took place in december 2014 under the high patronage of Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. It is today an essential meeting for all the actors concerned by Security and Peace on the African continent.
Mr François Münger, Geneva Water Hub Director, will be advocating for better living conditions in general, and secured access to water resources in particular for the local population in order to secure peace and security in the region. This position is hightlighted in this Le Temps daily Geneva newspaper article below.