The purpose of the national stakeholder consultations on water was to listen to country needs and priorities regarding the post-2015 agenda for water and sustainable development. The consultations aimed to get the voice of stakeholders on water issues to obtain a deeper qualitative understanding of individual country priorities. The country level feedback adds practitioner value to the wider policy dialogues being undertaken by the United Nations and contributes to shaping potential sustainable development goals after 2015.
The consultations were carried out by local Global Water Partnership (GWP) partners in collaboration with government and generally consisted of a one day session chaired by a senior government official. Participants numbered over 1,000 overall with a broad stakeholder representation from government, the private sector, academia and civil society, from water and non-water (water-dependent) interest groups.