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What is the Kick-off Meeting?

The Kick-off Meeting with around 400 participants representing stakeholders from all around the world will envision the 2-year preparatory process (Thematic, Regional, Political, Science & Technology Processes) and the 7th World Water Forum. It will also serve as the official launch of the 7th World Water Forum. The Kick-off Meeting will provide an initial sampling of the issues that should be addressed at the 7th World Water Forum based on surveys and interactive discussions.

Why is the Kick-off Meeting important?

The results of the Kick-off Meeting will provide valuable input to the design of the 7th World Water Forum and to the two-year preparatory process to come.

As an initial multi-stakeholder platform event, the Kick-off Meeting will seek to propose a roadmap for the preparation of the Forum and to gather input from a wide range of stakeholders through facilitated discussion.

Participating in the Kick-off Meeting means joining the 7th World Water Forum at the earliest stage of the preparatory processes and taking the opportunity to help design and develop the Forum together with other colleagues from all around the world.

The Forum aims to contribute to creating a new path for human co-existence by addressing water challenges around the globe, discovering how to implement discussed solutions together and sharing knowledge and expertise.

Active participation, fruitful discussion and joint efforts at the Kick-off Meeting will help map out the pathway to a better World Water Forum and a better future for the planet.

Main Agenda for the Kick-off Meeting

Report on the 6th World Water Forum and review follow-up measures

Design and discuss the Thematic, Regional, Political, and Science & Technology Processes

Gather opinions on the overarching theme of the 7th World Water Forum, discussion mechanism, road maps, etc.

Aims and Objectives

Considering the openness of the World Water Forum, the Kick-off Meeting will collect opinions from water stakeholders from all over the world, have active, open and inclusive discussions regarding the two-year preparatory process. The outcomes will be used for the preparation of the 7th Forum.
Idea gathering : Sharing the core value, Linking with the 6<sup>th</sup> Forum, Active discussion, Active participation
Clear understanding, Innovation, Follow up the results of the 6<sup>th</sup> Forumm, Broad agreement, information sharing, Ownership and cooperationn

Aims

  • Raise awareness about the core value of the 7th World Water Forum
  • Share the result of the 6th Forum and discuss how to link with the 7th Forum
  • Collect ideas for the 7th Forum from Kick-off Meeting Participants and guide them to suggest innovative ideas and proposals
  • Collect a wide range of ideas on the Thematic/Regional/Political/Science & Technology Processes, Forum structure, operation, etc.
  • Ensure participants to be actively involved in the two year preparation and work closely with international peers

Objectives

Share and have a clear understanding on the core value of the 7th Forum

Follow up the results of the 6th Forum

Take an initial step to prepare a innovative and creative Forum

Draw broad agreements on the strategic direction and structure of the Thematic, Regional, Political, and Science & Technology Processes

Share the preparatory process of the 7th Forum

Have a sense of ownership and cooperate with the world for the better World Water Forum and future