The goal of Senegal and the World Water Council is to organize a more effective Forum at the social, political and economic levels, a Forum Catalyst for Action on commitments on water and sanitation, a Forum connected with the SDG agendas, platforms and commitments, the Sendai Agreement on Natural Hazards and Disasters, the Paris Climate Agreement, Africa's Agenda 2063, etc., and a contextualized, global and local Forum, anchored on the main water challenges of Africa and the world.
It is important to note that previous editions of the World Water Forum included three major processes: thematic, political and regional. The 9th World Water Forum in Dakar will mark a break with the institutional organization of past Forums. It focuses on an integrated preparation based on quality exchanges, multiactors around a limited number of priorities integrating the previous tools of the processes: thematic, political, regional, citizen. The Dakar 2021 Forum will focus on four priorities: