Stockholm International Water Institute

Global Water Solidarity- Promoting decentralized solidarity in WASH sector

Sunday 27 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: NL 253

Global Water Solidarity (GWS) is an International Platform within the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility portfolio established to promote a decentralized water solidarity approach in water and sanitation sector. The Platform gathers over 100 members and spreads its local level facilitated projects in over 10 countries. The objective of the showcase event would be to demonstrate a solid case of the GWS contribution to the new 2030 agenda through an enhanced policy and governance exchange solidarity financing mechanism. The showcase will invite three panelists to present the overall approach. Our event aims to promote this innovative financing mechanism and attract more stakeholders in particular from the donor community. 


Panel discussion on Decentralized Cooperation in WASH sector- Institutional, Programme and Financial Challenges in Water Solidarity

11:00 Welcome

11:05 Panel round table

  • Henri Begorre, French Water Partnership, Honorary President 
  • Veronica Girardi, EC DEVCO Water Sector, Quality Management Officer
  • Milo Fiasconaro, Aqua Publica Europea, Executive Director
  • Ivan Draganic, SIWI Water Governance Facility, Programme Manager

11:50 Interactive discussion on integrated and participatory governance for sustainability 

12:20 Summary and wrap-up

12:30 Close of session