19-20 June 2019
"Innovate 4 Water" : A marketplace forum for sustainable development in Zambia
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
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
Inclusive sanitation (female and child friendly)
Waste and reuse recycling
Faecal sludge management
Safe Water Enterprises (SWE)
Off-grid and smart technologies
Role of government and regulations
Impact investment finance
Strenghtening enabling environment
Reinforcing the capacity of entrepreneurs
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
INTRODUCTION & KEY NOTE ADDRESS
Public Health Director
Lusaka City Council
PITCHING SESSION - INNOVATIVE WATER BUSINESS
Access Water for Zambia
PITCHING SESSIONS - INNOVATIONS BUSINESS ON SANITATION
Access Water for Zambia
MERCY ZULU HUME
Maltiza Altima Solutions
Amicus Zambia Limited
LAURA ROIG SENGE
Africa Trust Group
National Advisory Board for Impact Investment
WHC Water, Hygiene, Convenience
Economic Policy & Strategy Consultant
Crystal Clear Consulting & Merchants Pty Ltd
Total Water Environmental Solutions
4IP Group is currently an independent and privately held multifaceted development consulting and financial advisory firm formed to prove that investing for financial return and positive social and environmental impact is not only possible, but the future of investing.
4IP Group is an international group of change makers working towards quickly becoming a leading financial advisory company for People-First PPPs and impact investment as well as a market reference with Africa focus and global outreach.
The form bridges the gap between finance and development, carving out a third space for global social and environmental solutions to deliver performance with purpose to investors across all types of investments.
Waterpreneurs is a global « for impact » initiative based in Geneva that promotes a world in which water resources management and governance secure human rights and sustainable development to everyone, leaving no one behind. In particular, Waterpreneurs support the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of ethical water and sanitation enterprises who are offering responsible services in priority to the underprivileged populations.
The global roll-out of the "Innovate 4 Water" marketplace series is Waterpreneurs' flagship activity. "Innovate 4 Water" brings together dynamic ecosystems of local in-countries trustworthy entrepreneurs, investors, and enablers who are mainstreaming water and sanitation impactful responsible service delivery projects.