Water Finance Constrains: Africa and Sweden

A study carried out by the Swedish Investors for Sustainable Development (SISD) found that there is persistent underinvestment in water infrastructure across Swedish municipalities. The study identified several specific constraints to attracting increased finance to the sector and ended with recommendations for overcoming these. In common with the situation in Africa, the under-investment is not about a lack of capital, but more to do with a lack of bankable projects and the institutional environments to de-risk them including technical competence and project management.

The Swedish study findings and a compilation of lessons learned from the African-EU Water Partnership Project (AEWPP) will be presented during the seminar, with participants discussing results in round-table format. Participants will be asked to identify a set of constraints which are common to both locations and develop responses and actions which can be taken forward with a joint Showcase conclusion statement.

Come join practitioners and experts from Africa and Europe as they identify common approaches to overcoming barriers to attracting finance to water infrastructure.

For more information about the programme, klick here.

Date & Time: August 29, 14.00-15.30
Venue:  Drottninggatan 71b, Stockholm (Folkets Hus, Cabaret, City Conference Center)

World Water Week registration is not required and participants should enter using the Cabaret street entrance. Seatings are limited, please come early to ensure your spot.