May 17, 2021 Industry

President of the African Development Bank due to speak at IWA’s Digital Congress

IWA is pleased to confirm that Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group, will hold a keynote speech at the Digital World Water Congress. His speech will take place during a plenary session in Week 2.

Dr Adesina is a globally renowned development economist and agricultural development expert, with more than 30 years of international experience. A bold reformer, as Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria from 2011-2015, Dr Adesina turned the agriculture sector of Nigeria around within four years. He is also recipient of several distinctions and global awards and is a prolific writer, having authored over 70 scholarly publications on policy, agricultural development and African development issues.

IWA Director of Marketing and Communications Mike Morgan-Giles commented:

“IWA is delighted to announce Dr Akinwumi Adesina as a keynote speaker at our Digital Congress.

“Dr Adesina is one of the world’s foremost leaders in development and agriculture economics.

“Register now to hear from Dr Adesina and other leading lights from the environment and water sectors”

The Digital World Water Congress will take place virtually over the course of two weeks, between 24 May and 4 June 2021 and includes 32 hours of presentations from scientists, academics and sector thought leaders. For the programme overview, please click here.

Registration is still open for the event, which also includes networking, the screening of three documentaries, and presentation of the IWA Awards. Register now at

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina
Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina
8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group