NWP, RVO.nl and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organising a Benin Platform meeting on 12 March.
Are you looking for an update on Benin’s water sector? Want to discuss reasons to continue working in Benin after bilateral funds (related to water) from the Embassy of the Netherlands phases out in 2021 and how to do this? Want to know more about possible partnerships and funding opportunities? Then register for this Benin Platform meeting!
Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: NWP's headquarters. Bezuidenhoutseweg 2, 2594 AV, The Hague.
14.00 - 14.05 Welcome to the meeting
14.05 - 14.20 report by Caroline Figuères – mission to Benin 23-28/2/2020 – Q&A
Session 1 Why (continue) working in Benin? Challenges, opportunities and views from various organisations:
14.20 - 14.30 Pitch VNG International, Anouk Lodder, Project Manager - Business Unit Sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America and South East Asia (already active)
14.30 - 14.40 Pitch IUCN Netherlands, Elke Praagman, Senior Expert Ecosystem Services (already active – intensification)
14.40 - 14.50 Pitch Aqua for All, Titia Wouters, Regional Manager West Africa (was in Benin, maybe continuation)
14.50 - 15.00 Pitch IRC WASH, Ingeborg Krukkert, Lead New Initiatives (considering working in Benin)
15.00 - 15.30 Discussion about challenges and opportunities
Coffee Break 15.30 - 15.45
Session 2: What do you need to support you working in Benin: what are the networks and funds available for Benin? Who can support you (expectations)?
15.45 - 16.00 Platform connecting Benin and NL: is there a need for?
16.00 - 16.15 RVO, Hanneke van Hoof, Advisor Private Sector Development – Presentation of RVO-tools: is it useful for you in Benin?
16.15 - 16.55 Discussion
16.55 - 17.00 Closing
17.00 Networking opportunity
Please note that capacity is limited therefore timely registration is advisable.
Due to limited capacity at NWP, timely registration was advised. Participants registering as of 3 March will therefore be placed on a waiting list. We will be reconfirming the existing registrations shortly to have a better overview of the number of attendees and whether we can accommodate new participants in the platform meeting. A confirmation of participation will be sent by Raül Glotzbach, Project Officer International at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or questions, please contact Raül Glotzbach.