Within the framework of the Water Support Programme, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organising a physical Ethiopia Water Platform meeting on 8 september 2021, starting at 13:30h in the Hague. The exact venue is yet to be announced.
Have you been waiting for an update on Ethiopia’s water sector? Want to know more about possible funding opportunities? Then register for this Ethiopia Water Platform meeting!
The meeting will be opened with a warm welcome by Wim Klaassen (Strategic Advisor on Water for Ethiopia, NWP/RVO). During the meeting, Jelmer van Veen (First Secretary for Water Affairs, Netherlands Embassy in Ethiopia) will bring participants up to speed on the recent developments in Ethiopia, and on the cooperation between the Dutch and Ethiopian water sectors.
Moreover, the present approaches related to basin development in Ethiopia from the perspective of IGG (Inclusive Green Growth Department)will be discussed by Omer van Renterghem (ThematicExpert Land, Water and Ecosystems, Ministry of Foreign Affairs).Gwen van Boven (Technical Secretary International Cooperation, the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment) will present to the audience a case of Strategic Environmental Planning in Ethiopia.
The latter part of the afternoon, which focuses on financing opportunities in Ethiopia, will pay attention to the RVO-instruments applicable to Ethiopia, as well as relevant climate funds for Ethiopia. Paul Overgoor (Private Sector Development coach for Ethiopia, RVO) and Alwin Quispel(Business Development Coach for East-Africa, RVO) will be present to tell you all about the RVO repertoire in terms of financial instruments for Ethiopia, such as DGGF, DTIF, DHI, and more.
After a brief overview of relevant climate funds, provided by Lisanne Evenhuis (Project Officer Africa, NWP), Ger Bergkamp (Manager Business Development, Climate Fund Managers) will inform participants on the Climate Investor 2 (CI2) fund from the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD), and what it can do for the Dutch water sector in Ethiopia. The meeting will be concluded with an informal networking moment, for which drinks and snacks will be provided.
Covid-19 measures as of then will apply. The meeting anticipates the ‘Netherlands Covid-19 Opening plan’ with group meetings of a maximum of 30 persons. One representative per organisation will be allowed. NWP reserves the right to regulate participation. In case unexpected Covid-19 developments make a physical meeting impossible, the meeting will be held online.
The Water Support Programme
The Water Support Programme is managed by Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Are you interested to attend the meeting?You can register by filling in the below registration form. Early registration is advised. Registration will close on 7 September at 17:00 CEST. Once registration is closed, we will confirm your participation to the event with additional information.