Webinar: Applying innovative finance to urban sanitation

October 2020

To achieve SDG 6.2 in urban areas, planners need to examine the volume of funding required but also how this funding is structured. This 3-part webinar discusses opportunities to apply innovative financing in urban sanitation, drawing on recent examples in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and new research about the scale of the funding gap. The webinar was recorded at the UNC Water & Health Conference, October 2020.

  • Part one is dedicated to understanding the costs of urban sanitation and is demonstrated by the normalised costing model on the CACTUS Project.
  • Part two shows how it is currently being applied in a sanitation program in Cambodia.
  • Part three is a breakout group discussion on a specific case study on the provision of safe emptying services in the city of Kisumu Kenya.

Who is this for and why?

The webinar is dedicated to sparking ideas for how governments, donors and development partners may address urban sanitation at scale with the help of innovative finance.

It will also be of interest to researchers working on costing the various units of the sanitation chains either capital expenditure (CAPEX) or operational expenditure (OPEX).

It also provides financial sector players the basis for the assessment of what is to be funded and comparative cost benefit analysis.

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