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SWA at Stockholm World Water Week

25 Aug 2019


Making best use of WASH Finance: a conversation with International Financial Institutions

Monday August 27th 14:00-15:30 - Little Theatre - Folkets Hus (ground floor)
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International Finance Institutions (IFIs) are important players in addressing the WASH financing gap, and their finance, used in conjunction with other sources of funds, can catalyze and leverage private capital flows.

The technical assistance offered by development banks is also crucial to help governments build capacity to effectively mix public sector funds, development bank financing and commercial capital, and to make sure that resources are well targeted to reach those most in need and those least able to access services without assistance.

At this interactive session we will examine the role of IFIs in accelerating progress on the SDGs, including increasing financial flows and allowing more effective finance. We will also explore how a global partnership can help optimize and harmonize.


Welcome by Hon. Kevin Rudd, Chair, SWA and Setting the Scene by Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, Chief Executive Officer, SWA

“Fishbowl” panel discussion moderated by Hon. Kevin Rudd, Chair, SWA with panelists:

  • Mr. Juan Alfredo Tarazona Minaya, Deputy Minister of Construction and Sanitation, Ministry of Housing, Government of the Republic of Peru
  • Ms Wambui Gichuri, Director, Water Development and Sanitation, African Development Bank
  • Mr Sergio Campos, Chief, Water and Sanitation Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Ms Maria Angelica Sotomayor, Practice Manager, Africa, Water Global Practice, World Bank
  • Ms Martine Vullierme, Senior Vice President, Africa and Middle East, Veolia
  • Ms Sareen Malik, Coordinator, African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW)
  • Mr Navindu Katugampola, Executive Director, Head of Green & Sustainability Bond Origination, Morgan Stanley

Followed by discussion with the audience, moderated by Hon. Kevin Rudd, and closing remarks by Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque.

Other events with the participation of SWA


Women and Children in WASH: Promoting Ecosystem Protection and Human Rights
Wednesday 29 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: FH 300
Catarina de Albuquerque key-note speaker
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The trillion-dollar question: Turning safely managed finances into sustainable services
Wednesday 29 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: FH Little Theatre
Catarina de Albuquerque key-note speaker
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