NAIROBI - APRIL 2018

"Innovate 4 Water" : A marketplace forum for sustainable development
April 26-27, 2018 | Nairobi
The role of private sector in providing innovative solutions to the water sector in Kenya and Eastern African Region
PARTICIPANTS: FACTS AND FIGURES
 
 
WHO

Audience:

  • National and county government representatives from across sub-Saharan Africa

  • Government policy makers active in the water and sanitation sector

  • SMEs and multinational companies with interests in the water and sanitation sector

  • Sources of finance, including development finance institutions, commercial banks, institutional investors, and impact investors

  • Water institutions (foundations, coalitions, NGOs)

  • International organizations, national and local governments

  • Universities / incubators / research institutions

Participants shared expertise:

  • Water, sanitation and related development issues, with a focus on the Eastern African region

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Access to basic services for low income populations

  • Business and human rights

  • Market based solutions

  • Social entrepreneurship

  • Impact investing

  • Blended finance

  • Circular economy

  • Decentralized business models

 
WHAT & WHY
"Innovate 4 water" : A matchmaking forum for sustainable development

 

 

 

The forum proposed for Nairobi built on lessons learned from the Geneva event, following many of the same principles that were introduced at the inaugural forum in Switzerland.

 

The objectives of the event were to:

  • Showcase the various innovations in the Eastern African Region market and the value they create within the water sector.

  • Facilitate an exchange between the sources and seekers of capital by inviting organizations the opportunity to present, in time-limited segments, their mission, their value proposition, and other relevant information

  • Create awareness in companies and private operators, through a half-day workshop, on the most effective ways to articulate their corporate vision in a way that is standardized and easy for sources of finance to quickly assess through typical due diligence processes

  • Inform the various of finance on the types of projects that are likely to be seeking finance and encourage the streamlining of their due diligence to enable seekers of finance to put their applications in front of a larger audience

TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS
 
THEMATIC DISCUSSIONS AND NETWORKING SESSIONS

The forum provided the opportunity for meaningful interactions about technologies, business and human rights amongst water experts, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, multinational corporations, NGOs and UN agencies.

Entrepreneurs with innovative water and sanitation technologies and business models looking for investments pitched to prospective investors, including clean-tech venture capitalists, private equity and corporate investors.

 


Themes:

 

Public Private Partnerships

  • Best practice Case studies from the region

  • Pipeline PPPs in Kenya

  • Enabling framework

  • Priority areas of action

Financing & investment opportunities for the water sector

  • Business models – Financial viability

  • Viability gap funding models

  • Mobilizing private investment - implications

Smart Technologies & innovations

  • Non-Revenue Water, Renewable technology

  • Water Trunk infrastructure management

  • Metering , billing & collection

  • Waste management & Water treatment

 
PROGRAMME
DETAILED PROGRAMME
April 26-27, 2018
 
WHERE

Auditorium of Strathmore University

Ole Sangale Rd,

Nairobi,

Kenya

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