The government of Ethiopia, along with several partners, organized the 9th National WASH and Water Resource Management Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) which is taking place from 12-13 June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MSF brought together Ministers responsible for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, External Support Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and the Private Sector among others.
The theme of this 9th edition is Resourcing and Increasing Commitments for WASH and WRM. The objective of this forum is to track progress in the WASH sector, create commitment for priority actions and engage all stakeholders in the country in order to make sure water resources are managed sustainably and access to water is available to all.
During this meeting partners discussed the significant socio-economic impacts of WASH programs and Water Resources Management. Having in place efficient and effective water resources development programs can contribute to key areas such as agricultural growth, industrialization, job creation, and resilience building to climate change. The involvement of a variety of stakeholders is therefore key to achieve the ambitious goals set in the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.