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Bali 2024

cop26 session: Financing adaptation in the water sector : the “100 water and climate projects for Africa” Initiative


Date   Heure   Pavilion   Event   Language


November 4


Glasgow : 16h – 18h GMT

Paris : 17h – 19h CET


Francophonie – zone D – PV61

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How to participate:

On site: Francophonie Pavilion, in zone D, Pavillion 61 (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on the Francophonie Pavilion website.

Increased frequency and intensity of floods and droughts, unpredictable rainfall patterns…

Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions to impacts of climate change on the water cycle. This session is intended to promote scaling up adaptation to climate change projects in the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers through initiatives such as “100 water and climate projects for Africa”




  • Tounao Kiri, Director, Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD)
  • Omar Benjelloun,  Executive President – INBO, Director of Studies and Planning – the General Directorate for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco

Panel :

  • Eric Tardieu, Secretary General, International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)
  • Marc-Antoine Martin, Board Member, Adaptation Fund (AF)
  • Fawzi Bedredine, Regional Programme Coordinator, Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal (OMVS)
  • Thierry-Emmanuel Ratovoniaina, Technical Director General, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Madagascar
  • Mahamat Abakar Assouyouti, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund (FA)
  • Hubert Jenny, Senior infrastructure Specialist, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • Niokhor Ndour, Director of the Directorate of Water Resources Management and Planning, Ministry of Water & Sanitation, Senegal 
  • Valérie Bayche, Project Manager International Cooperation,  Adour-Garonne Water Agency (AEAG)
  • Sonja Koeppel, Secretary of the Water Convention, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Laurent Roy, General Director, Rhône Méditerranée Corse Water Agency (AERMC)

Masters of ceremony:

  • Marie-Laure Vercambre, General Director, French Water Partnership (FWP)
  • Edouard Boinet, Projet Manager, International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)
Convening organizations: 


Under the high patronage of the Governments of Senegal, France and othe Kingdom of Morocco.

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