LUSAKA 2019

19-20 June 2019

"Innovate 4 Water" : A marketplace forum for sustainable development in Zambia

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PARTNERS

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SUPPORTERS

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DETAILED PROGRAMME

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FORUM CONCEPT NOTE

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FORUM FLYER

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FACTS & FIGURES

Zambia's recognition of the importance of the water and sanitation sector in its economic development and in the reduction of poverty is evidenced by the central role that water and sanitation is given in the Country's medium-term development plan, the Seventh National Development Plan (SNDP) (2017 - 2021) and the long-term plan, the National Vision 2030.
 

Water supply and Sanitation is one of the seven sectors targeted for "priority expenditure" in the SNDP, alongside agriculture, health, education, infrastructure (roads) and public order and safety. It also contributes to the achievement of SDG of halving the proportion of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.

 

In this context, in order to contributing to closing the visibility gap between entrepreneurs, investors and enablers in the “Water Nexus”, 4IP Group and Waterpreneurs co-organized the marketplace

PARTICIPANTS

  • SMEs and multinational companies with interest in the water nexus sector

  • Utilities or civil engineering

  • Investors (banking, asset management, private banking, corporates, venture capital, private equity)

  • WASH institutions (foundations, coalitions, associations)

  • Non-government and governmental organisations, national and local

  • Universities / incubators / research institutions

THEMES

  • Inclusive sanitation (female and child friendly)      

  • Waste and reuse recycling

  • Faecal sludge management

  • Safe Water Enterprises (SWE)

  • Off-grid and smart technologies

  • Public-Private Partnerships

  • Role of government and regulations

  • Impact investment finance

  • Strenghtening enabling environment

  • Reinforcing the capacity of entrepreneurs

EVENT OBJECTIVES

  • Promote the transfer of innovative “Water Nexus” technologies and innovative business models

  • Facilitate connections for deal-making

  • Consolidate local ecosystems, building up meaningful relationships

  • Support the national and/or regional strategy of public authorities

THEMES & SPEAKERS