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Of the underlooked role of public development banks in financing water and sanitation

Are you ready to dive in for increased investments for the sector? | Workshop | FICS Summit | 6 September | Cartagena, Colombia


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The Finance in Common (FICS) Summit 2023 in Cartagena, Colombia, 4-6 September 2023 is the first global summit bringing Public Development Banks (PDBs) together.


During this exciting event the Water Finance Coalition hosts a workshop to share its latest research on coaching National Development Banks (NDBs), highlighting the positive impact that Public Development Banks have in advancing water and sanitation initiatives. The workshop will allow Public Development Banks and the Water Finance Coalition as a whole to share their commitments, leading to increased water sector financing.


Where

Gran Salón Barahona 4, Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, Cartagena, Colombia


When

Wednesday 6 September, 11:30am – 01:00pm


workshop Objectives

  1. To highlight the multidimensional importance of the water and sanitation sector and the urgent need to address the existing financing gap, emphasizing the overlooked role of National Development Banks (NDBs).

  2. To provide a platform for banks and Coalition members to collaborate and articulate their commitments towards increased financing for the water and sanitation sector.

  3. To deliver actionable recommendations to banks and governments for enhancing the involvement of PDBs and NDBs in driving progress and investment in the water and sanitation sector.

workshop contributors

The session will include, but are not limited to, the below contributors. More contributors will be announced asap.

H.E. Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica, Member of the Sanitation and Water for All Leadership Council

H.E. Laura Chinchilla

Former President of Costa Rica

Member of the Sanitation and Water for All Leadership Council

Susana Rojas Regional Coordinator, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sanitation and Water for All


Susana Rojas

Regional Coordinator, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sanitation and Water for All

Xavier Leflaive Water Team Lead in the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD

Xavier Leflaive

Water Team Lead in the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division, Environment Directorate, OECD

José Lara Lona President, President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water and Sanitation Entities of Mexico (ANEAS)

José Lara Lona

President, President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water and Sanitation Entities of Mexico (ANEAS)

Stef Smits, Co-director Business Development, IRC


Stef Smits

Co-director Business Development, IRC

Carlos Puente Director for Water, Energy and Environment, BANOBRAS, Mexico


Carlos Puente

Director for Water, Energy and Environment, BANOBRAS, Mexico

José Alejandro Herrera Lozano

José Alejandro Herrera Lozano

Deputy General Director of Investments Monitoring and Evaluation, National Planning Department, Colombia

Ángel Cárdenas

Ángel Cárdenas

Manager Urban Development, Water and Creative Economies, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America

Mariana Prado Noya


Mariana Prado Noya

Executive Vice President FONPLATA

Darwin Trisna Djajawinata


Darwin Trisna Djajawinata

Operation and Finance Director, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI), Indonesia

Franz Rojas

Franz Rojas

Head of the Water and Sanitation Analysis Division, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America; Water Finance Coalition Chair


and Anderson Possa, Business Director, Banco de Nordeste do Brasil (BNB)



contributing partners


 

about the water finance coalition

The Water Finance Coalition (WFC) is a Coalition that brings international and domestic public development banks and global financial institutions together. Its primary objective is to bridge the funding gap for water and sanitation services. The coalition has over 60 member institutions and continues to grow.


The idea for the Water Finance Coalition was introduced during the 2020 Finance in Common Summit. This initiative was a collaborative effort among key entities such as Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), European Investment Bank (EIB), World Bank, and Sanitation and Water for All (SWA). The coalition's secretariat is managed by IRC.


Since its launch, the Water Finance Coalition has been meeting quarterly. It engages in joint studies and participates in public events related to water and sanitation financing.


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