Water.org's Global Finance Forum for Water and Sanitation
Partnering to reach the last mile
Join us in Stockholm from August 27-28 for in-depth conversations about the financing strategies needed for advancement toward meeting SDG 6 targets.
More than two years into the Sustainable Development Goals, the WASH sector recognizes the financial odds it is working against to meet SDG targets 6.1 and 6.2 ensuring universal access to safely-managed water and sanitation. While understanding of the financial challenge runs deep, the search for and implementation of sustainable solutions remains a barrier to significant progress towards achieving those targets.
Water.org invites you to attend its Global Finance Forum for Water and Sanitation and participate in a deeper curated discussion around the financing mechanisms needed and the coordination required to move us all forward in the race to 2030. The conversation will be grouped into two sessions (see details below). While everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend both events, seating is limited for Session 2. Therefore, your registration is kindly requested.
Blended finance: From principles to practice
Drawing on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Blended Finance Principles and a diverse set of case studies in water and other sectors from Asia and Africa, this Stockholm World Water Week session will explore how blended finance instruments and mechanisms can be designed to mobilize additional commercial finance. It will examine how water-related investments can benefit from recent developments in blended finance, the prerequisites to make blended finance work at scale, and the ways to engage development finance institutions and private financiers.
- Monday, August 27
- Location: FH 300
- Co-conveners: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), World Water Council, Government of the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure, IRC
Finance deep-dive: What are the real blockages to financing SDG 6? Examples and recommendations to overcome them.
Financing the achievement of SDG 6 requires approaches relatively untested in the WASH sector. Moreover, existing blended finance mechanisms are predominantly available in wealthier countries. To appropriate blended solutions in lower-income countries, water and finance experts need to better understand how these mechanisms function so they can then develop context-specific adaptations with an eye to serving the poor. This session will showcase how existing blended financing instruments are (or are not) working for WASH with regard to the poorest and what changes in the enabling environment are required to attract the additional resources required for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030.
- Tuesday, August 28
- Location: 7A Centralen, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm
- Co-convener: IRC
**Coffee and light breakfast will be served
Want more information?
- While in Stockholm, check out some other sessions where Water.org will be actively participating.
- Click here to learn more about Water.org's research, impact and perspective on financing SDG 6.
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