Label your project through the “Initiative Dakar 2022”


The 9th World Water Forum set to take place in Dakar, Senegal from March 21 to 26, 2022 is dubbed the “The Forum of Responses” thanks to its continued pursuit of strong outcomes with solutions for communities around the globe.

Moved by that goal, the Organizing committee has put in place the “Initiative Dakar 2022” that aims at collecting, supporting and showcasing projects from around the world that create real economic, social and environmental impact on the lives of populations.

While alignment of the project goals with the Forum’s four priorities is an important criterion, it shall, also, contribute to the attainment of the SDG’s particularly the SDG6. Projects labelled “Initiative Dakar 2022” will benefit from international exposure, partnerships and possibly funding from partner institutions to the Forum.

Individuals, governments or non-government organizations, local authorities or institutions that carry a project deemed qualified, can submit their application in order to benefit from the “Initiative Dakar 2022” label

The Call for Projects is open and ongoing.

See you in Dakar in 2022 and bring your solutions.

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17 first certified projects  

On the occasion of World Water Day, celebrated on Monday 22 March 2021, Senegal and the World Water Council announced the first batch of 17 water and sanitation projects certified by the " Initiative Dakar 2022 ". These projects come from 4 continents (Africa, Asia, North America and Europe) and cover a wide range of topics related to the Four priorities of the Forum as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is the first list of certifications that will be followed by others. Projects that have already been submitted and  are not included in this first list are not eliminated. The international jury will continue the work of studying and evaluating projects and will, if necessary, solicit certain candidates for more information about their projects.

In light of the postponement of the Forum to 21-26 March 2022, the Initiative Dakar 2022 process continues. The call for projects remains open and project holders on water and sanitation from all regions are encouraged to continue to apply for certification.

The Initiative Dakar 2022 is a major innovation of the 9th World Water Forum that will promote relevant projects with strong social, economic and environmental impact on beneficiary populations.

List of the 17 selected projects


Organisation porteuse

Intitulé du projet

Pays de destination


Kiosques d'eau Sénégal


Autorite Bassin de la VOLTA (ABV)

Projet de Développement Intégré du bassin de la Volta (PDI-Volta)

Burkina Faso

Eau et Ass. En afrique (EAA)

Projet d’Amélioration de l’accès à l’Eau et à l’Assainissement des zones rurales des régions de Kolda, Sédhiou et Tambacounda


Global Water Alliance

Arsenic Remediation of Groundwater for Community safe drinking water

West Bengal

Association KYNAROU

Salem, pour le droit l'eau et l'assainissement dans 5 villages dfavoriss du Tamil Nadu 


AFEID (Association Franaise pour l’Eau, l’Irrigation et le Drainage)

Comit Scientifique et Technique Eau Agricole



Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Citywide inclusive sanitation through climate resilience and green growth - CWIS

Nepal (Asie) Senegal (Afrique)





Earth Observation for Sustainable Land and Water Management in North Africa

Afrique du Nord

Secrétariat international de l'Eau

#TonFuturTonClimat (TFTC)

Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso


Améliorer le service d’eau potable de la population de Phnom Penh



Développement conjoint de l’accès à l’eau pour des communautés rurales et réfugiées - Cas du district rural d’Isingiro, Ouganda



Projet d'assainissement de la région de Ramtha et de Sahel Houran



Projet Kabala - Amélioration de l'alimentation en eau potable de Bamako et appui à la réforme du secteur de l'hydraulique urbaine malienne



Promotion de l'assainissement autonome dans la Région de Dakar (PAAD)



Mise à l'échelle de l'approche par le marché de l'assainissement en milieu rural au Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso


AAR SEN'Eau (digitalisation et simplification des processus métier vis à vis des clients)