Co-hosted by GWA and Thomas Jefferson University
Securing the Green to Make it Clean: Funding for Sustainable Sanitation
When: October 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 2:30PM EDT; followed by poster session and reception
On Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Global Water Alliance with Thomas Jefferson University will convene its virtual 14th Annual Conference titled, “Securing the Green to Make it Clean: Funding for Sustainable Sanitation.” The conference—the theme of which draws its inspiration from the 2020 launch of the United Nations-affiliated Sanitation and Hygiene Fund—will bring speakers from across the finance sector to address the modernization of traditional funding sources, as well as the innovations needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all. The conference will place significant emphasis on solving WASH inequities in particular, so that no one is “left behind” on the path to 2030. Speakers will address topics including multi-donor trust funds, domestic resource mobilization, social impact investing and microfinance, and cryptocurrency, among other areas and their important role in accelerating progress toward universal WASH access.
The conference organizers intend for this year’s conference to be part of the 9th World Water Forum’s “On the Road to Dakar” initiative, with plans to present a summary of the proceedings in Dakar, Senegal in March 2022.
Virtual Conference Program:
Moderated by Lauren Alcorn, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the One Drop FoundationPanelists:Catarina Fonseca, Finance Specialist at IRC WASHRobert Hornsby, Co-Founder and CFO of Jobomax / American Homebuilders of West AfricaDr. William Tsimwa Muhairwe, Executive Director of Global Water Leaders Group and Senior Team Leader and Founder of 2ML Consulting LimitedMiguel Vargas-Ramirez, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist
Moderated by Keith Schneider, Senior Editor and Chief Correspondent at Circle of BluePanelists:Chris Harnish, Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson UniversityJessica Jacobson, Senior Manager for Financial Institutions at water.orgDeepak Khadka, iDE Vice President of AsiaJosh Jones, Co-founder and Stake Pool Operator of Grow Your Stake