Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, although recognized as a human right, essential to prevent diseases and to promote development, continue to face major challenges in mobilizing sufficient resources to meet the needs of the growing population. To address the challenge, development partners, governments, investment banks and other international organizations are discussing how to move this agenda forward. In 2015 in Addis Ababa and Dakar, many countries have agreed to increase domestic resource mobilisation to ensure access and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. With limited public funding, this requires the development of innovative approaches to water financing that can leverage grant, tax and private money, expanding the reach of the beneficiaries. This event will provide participants with the latest thinking on finance, drawing on the conclusions of the 2016 Financing Events in Addis and Dakar and the financial plans for SDG’s. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on country case studies and examples that the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched in collaboration with partners such as UNICEF and the Netherlands Water Partnership. Some practical examples such as the Kenya Innovative Financing Facility for Water and country cases on leverages will be discussed.
16:00 Opening and welcome note
Sanjay Wijesekera, UNICEF
16:05 Water Financing Facilities (water banks): Mobilizing domestic resources to contribute to ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Dick van Ginhoven, DGIS NL and Hein Gietema and Padraig Oliver from the Water Financing Facility team
16:20 Moving WASH financing in West and Central Africa: Existing Modalities and perspectives
Evariste Kouassi-Komlan, UNICEF
16:35 Improving WASH financing: Private sector perspective
Thierry Barbotte, Managing Director, Vergnet Hydro
16:50 Panel discussion: What can we learn from other sectors and the water sector to improve WASH sector financing?
17:25 Conclusions and recommendations
Evariste Kouassi-Komlan and Dick van Ginhoven
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