Financing Sustainable Growth in the Jordan Valley (Jordan, Palestine, Israel)

Convenor(s):
EcoPeace Middle East

From 2012-2015, EcoPeace Middle East, together with partners from SIWI and Global Nature Fund, developed the Regional NGO Master Plan for Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley. This plan, developed with the support of the European Union and issued by RHDHV Consultants, provides the first-ever effort to synergize data and catalog the necessary interventions for sustainable development and regional management in the Jordan Valley on a wide range of critical areas. 127 specific regional and national interventions were identified with a total investment value of 4.58 billion USD. To date, the Regional NGO Master Plan has been presented at regional and national events earning the support from national ministries in all three countries. This event serves to consider financing scenarios to implement the identified interventions – traditional, non-traditional and innovative.

This event will include a presentation of the Master Plan as well as SIWI’s joint infrastructure financial vehicle, a financing proposal designed to host a wide range of investments that provide shared benefits and sustainable growth across transboundary basins. A panel discussion will follow including representatives from IFIs such as the European Investment Bank or the World Bank, and private sector lending such as the SEB or the Rothschild Bank.

16:00    Welcome

Therese Sjömander Magnusson, Director, Transboundary Water Management, SIWI

 

16:05    Market-driven infrastructure investment - triggering growth, stability and prosperity in the Jordan Valley

Björn Druse, Chief Financial Officer, SIWI

 

16:30    Application: Financing the Regional NGO Master Plan for Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley

Nader Khateeb, Palestinian Director, EcoPeace Middle East; Munqeth Mehyar, Jordanian Director, EcoPeace Middle East; and Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle East

 

16:50    High Level Panel

Moderated by Therese Sjömander Magnusson, Director, Transboundary Water Management, SIWI

Water Authority, Palestine (to be confirmed)
Ayoub Kara, Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation, Israel
Steven N. Schonberger, Practice Manager for the Middle East and North Africa Region, Global Lead for Water for Agriculture, Water Global Practices, The World Bank
Marja Carlsson, Financial Institutions Coverage, SEB
Björn Druse, Chief Financial Officer, SIWI

               

17:25    Closing Statements

EcoPeace Middle East Directors  

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Regional NGO Master Plan for the Sustainable Development in the Jordan Valley (photo credit: EcoPeace Middle East)
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