The 9th World Water Forum will take place in Dakar in March 2021. It is preceded by an important preparatory meeting for the launch, the kick off meeting, on 20 and 21 June 2019 in Dakar. While the 4 main priorities and the general framework of the Dakar 2021 Forum have been set, there is still a need to break down the priorities into sessions and sub-sessions, to confirm the facilitators, partners and the involvement of all the actors concerned. Interviewed with Abdoulaye Sene, Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the organization of the 9th WEF. Abdoulaye Sene represents Senegal, which will host the Forum.