Financing WASH: Find us at SIWI World Water Week 2022

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There are three chances to find WASTE sharing experiences and expertise in financing for water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH) systems. online and on-site, 23, 29, and 30th of August 2022. More on the sessions below:

Connecting non-sewered sanitation to climate finance. Missing links?

Tuesday 23/August 13.00-14.20 CEST
Webinar | ONLINE

Raising awareness about the link between safely managed non-sewered sanitation systems (SDG

This online session expects to show the links between sanitation and climate adaptation and mitigation and fill in the awareness gaps of linking non-sewered sanitation and climate finance in terms of knowledge, finance, and policy. Besides, it highlights the role of intersectoral partnerships, especially climate finance, to bridge funding gaps in SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) and make sanitation climate-friendly.

This session is co-hosted by WASTE with our FINISH Mondial programme partners, Amref, Aqua for All, FSM Alliance, and Sanivation.

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Building financial sustainability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to achieve SDG 6 after COVID

Monday 29/August 16.00-17.30 CEST
Side session | ON-SITE (Room 453)

Are investors shying away from SDG 6? If not, are SMEs ready to take this opportunity? We discuss innovative finance, technical assistance and the role of SMEs and financiers in overcoming the finance gap for SDG6. Stakeholders speak about building financial sustainability in WASH and waste SMEs to make them investment ready.

This interactive session aims to unlock SMEs’ potential to deliver quality and sustainable WASH and waste services, their agile and low-cost management, on-the-ground presence, ability to address small and local markets unattractive to large companies and to generate innovative de-centralized solutions. It points out challenges investors might encounter when investing in SMEs in WASH and waste. It raises awareness and examines current impact measurement tools and standards. Plus, it identifies the opportunities, drivers and challenges for sustainable financing of SMEs and their impact on social and sustainable development. Finally, our panellists will share experiences and raise awareness of the challenges and limitations in current investment tools and the different roles of different actors.

This session is co-hosted by WASTE with our Take-a-Stake programme partners Yunus Social Business (YSB).

Mary Kebirungi a Village Health Team member standing next to her fully constructed Ecosan toilet in Rukoko Village, Kamwenge District. As a Vilage Health Team member, Mary helps to mobilize the community to build permanent safely managed sanitation facilities.

Sanitation financing: creating market segments for more efficiency

Tuesday 30/August 16.00-16.30 CEST
Talk show | ON-SITE & ONLINE

Innovative ways to finance sanitation are needed to attain SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation). We discuss how market segmentation contributes to this. We divide sanitation financing in key 4 segments: micro-, small and growing businesses (SGBs), micro- to small businesses, and businesses with hybrid business models. Each segment has opportunities and challenges.

To understand the 4 different types of relevant market segments and how market segmentation can make sanitation financing more effective, we will share experiences, looking to overcome challenges, and discuss what role the government can play.

This session is co-hosted by WASTE with our FINISH Mondial programme partners, Amref, Aqua for All, Actiam, and FINISH Society.

Email our Communications Manager, Lauren Pope, for more details on any of the above sessions.

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