UNSGAB visits ADFIAP, explores water financing programs from DFIs

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visitor_Jan26Two members of the Board of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), Mr. Gerard Payen and Dr. Olivia Castillo visited the ADFIAP Secretariat in Manila to explore ways for national development finance institution-members of ADFIAP and the World Federation of DFIs (WFDFI) to increase providing financial assistance to water service operators and water sanitation service providers in their respective countries.

Among the items discussed in their meeting with ADFIAP and WFDFI Secretary General, Octavio B. Peralta, are a re-survey of members’ financing portfolio to the water and sanitation sector, the subsequent development of a water financing model, and a continuous engagement between the two organizations.

UNSGAB https://www.unsgab.org/ is an independent body established in March 2004 by United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, to give him advice as well as to galvanize action on water and sanitation issues. Chaired by His Royal Highness the Prince of the Netherlands, the Board is composed of a wide range of dignitaries, technical experts, and individuals with proven experience in providing inspiration, moving the machinery of government as well as working with the media, the private sector and civil society.

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