STATEMENT OF THE DAKAR GLOBAL ALTERNATIVE FORUM:
WATER, A COMMON HERITAGE AND A UNIVERSAL RIGHT
We, representatives of peasant movements, women, young people, NGOs, workers and trade unions, faith and religious communities, and Indigenous Peoples from all continents, who work collectively to defend their right to water and sanitation, gathered in Dakar from March 21 to 26, 2022 for the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME). The FAME brought together hundreds of participants from all continents, around panels, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, site visits, screenings of documentary films, etc. It took place in a context of water stress on a planetary scale, the growing climate crisis, the Covid pandemic, and neoliberal economic globalization, harmful to communities around the world. The theme of FAME was “access to water and sanitation is a matter of public health and a barometer of democracy”.