Please join us for the jointly hosted, 21st African Water Association (AfWA) International Congress & Exhibition and the 7th International Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Conference (Abidjan 2023). The event will be held from the 19-23 February 2023 at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
For the first time, the AfWA Congress and the FSM Conference will be co-hosted together, bringing together key areas in the sector into one momentous event. This event will join together water, utilities, government agencies, sanitation, and private companies to begin cross-sectoral discussion on city-wide inclusive sanitation, water management, and FSM.
The theme of the event is: “Acting for the sustainable management of resources and access to water and sanitation for all“. More than 2,000 participants are expected from all continents, joined by more than 100 exhibitors on various technologies and management approaches within the water and sanitation sector. The first day of the event will feature the opening ceremony and symposium, followed by the scientific and technical program on day 2, 3, and 4. The Closing Ceremony is held on the fourth day of the event. More information can be found online at www.abidjan2023.com.
The FSM Conference, hosted by FSMA, is the world’s only conference dedicated to faecal sludge management. The conference aims to share the latest knowledge, evidence, and case studies from around the world on faecal sludge management and non-sewered sanitation. The conference is held bi-annually and alternates between Asia and Africa. The previous edition, FSM6, was held virtually due to the global pandemic.
The African Water Association Congress is a scientific and technical forum coupled with a major international exhibition, which includes technical sessions, workshops, parallel events, “B-to-B” meetings, and “one -to-one”. Every two years, the African Water Association organizes an international congress, which brings together all of its members, international organizations, experts, political decision-makers, and development partners in order to take stock of the latest developments of the water, sanitation and environment sector in Africa.