With mounting pressures on water resources from climate, urbanisation and demographic trends in Africa, more partnerships between national and local leaders are needed. Mayors in particular now need to turn the key to unlock the development of better water policies for better lives.
Melissa Kerim-Dikeni works as a Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as part of the Water Governance and Circular Economy Unit. At the OECD, Melissa is working on the OECD/UCLG-Africa Roundtable of African Mayors for Water Security and the Women in Water Decision-Making Programme. Mélissa has been working in the sustainability field for the past 5 years with various organisations (ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, GIZ, United Nations, etc). She is a lawyer (Parisian bar) and she is exploring the governance of just energy transition as part of her PhD.