Financing instruments for paradigm shift in Africa water finance

World Water Forum, Dakar 2022 | Financing instruments for paradigm shift in Africa water finance

NOW Partners and the African Development Bank are co-organizing a session at the World Water Forum on Financing instruments for paradigm shift in Africa water finance.

The session is moderated by Debjyoty Mukherjee (Part -1) and Monica A. Altamirano, NOW Partners’ Public Private Partnerships lead (Part 2).

Description:
The session discuss traditional as well as innovative financing instruments for the water sector in Africa in view of lessons learned globally. During the session a handbook on available financing instruments for the Africa region will be released and through a panel discussion between world experts and regional pioneers the most important principles for innovative and climate finance, will be elucidated. This will include a discussion on the potential of partnerships and coalitions and the role of multiple players: NGO’s, public development banks and others.

Event Details:

4A Mobilize additional financial resources and promote innovative funding
Code: 4A4
Date: DAY2 – TUESDAY 22ND OF MARCH
09.00 TO 10.30
Room: ROOM 7

REGISTER HERE: https://worldwaterforum.org/en/agenda

Programme:
Agenda
Opening words about the session objectives and the handbook AFDB (High level) – 10 min

Keynote:
Setting the stage: Africa main challenges and opportunities Keynote speaker (High level) – to be decided – 10 min
Handbook presentation AFDB (to be named) – 30 min
Brief introduction and presentation of main principles/ findings
AFDB client – talking on a specific example 5 min

Panel discussion – creating the African innovative finance ecosystem ( & rules of the game ) Firestarters -of 2,5 minutes each (role from a specific angle) and then followed by open discussion and audience questions (questions to be discussed with co-convenors to make they can mention their points)
in reaction to the handbook presentationg around the following key topics:

Local project preparation / investment planning capacity – to shape nexus/ multi-sectoral and bankable projects that leverage the power of PPP AWF-TBN

Africa Climate Mobility Initiative – Blended Finance principles for water investments, partnerships and Coaliation Africa Climate Mobility /TBN

National Public Banks (Finance in Common) AFD/ TBN

Markets / finance for SMEs Waterpreneurs / TBN

Humanitarian NGO’s Solidarite International / TBN
Strategic investment pathways for African cities OECD/ TBN

Summary of session takeaways & closing TBN

Moderators:
Debjyoty Mukherjee (Part -1) and Monica A. Altamirano (Part 2)

Keywords:
ACCESS TO FINANCE
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
PPPS
CLIMATE AND INNOVATIVE FINANCE
SMES

Projects included:
Handbook for financing water security in Africa
Africa Climate Mobility Initiative
Finance in Common (?)/ AFD initiative

Organizers:
AfDB, NOW Partners

Other organizers:
AFD
Waterpreneurs
Solidarite International
Africa Climate Mobility Initiative