United States Agency for International Development / Global Environment and Technology Foundation / The Coca-Cola Company / The Coca-Cola Foundation

WADA: Achievements from Coca-Cola and USAID’s Global Community Water Partnership

Thursday 31 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL 353

Public private partnerships are transforming the water sector through innovative and holistic approaches to improving water access, ecosystem health, and water use efficiency. This session will showcase the sector-leading Water and Development Alliance (WADA), the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) successful community water partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. With over a decade of experience implementing groundbreaking water and sanitation projects around the world, WADA exemplifies the power of public private partnerships to improve the lives of people and sustainability of watersheds. This session will share key learnings from the WADA partnership and feature specific WADA projects. A conversation among USAID and Coca-Cola WADA leadership and implementing partners will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the drivers, opportunities, and practical considerations that enabled the program to achieve transformational impact through innovative water partnerships. Discussions will be inclusive of the audience to ensure the session addresses participants’ priorities. 


9:00 – 9:10 AM - Welcome Remarks

Introduction: Mr. Brian Banks, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Global Environment & Technology Foundation

Mr. James Peters, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment & Acting Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development

9:10 – 9:30 AM WADA Partnership Overview

Mr. Greg Koch, Senior Director of Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company

Dr. Katherine Sill, Water and Sanitation Advisor, The U.S. Agency for International Development

9:30 – 10:10 AM WADA Implementing Partner Fireside Chat

Mr. Amos Chigwenembe, WASH Specialist, Catholic Relief Services

Mr. Reuben Sipuma, Country Programme Manager, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

10:10 – 10:25 AM Audience Q&A and Discussion

10:25 – 10:30 AM Closing Remarks

Mr. Brian Banks, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Global Environment & Technology Foundation

10:30 Close of session