Join us for the first webinar of the Innovative Finance for Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) series on Concessional Loans!
With the SDGs concluding in just 10 years, the world faces a critical funding gap for SWEs. New types of investment are urgently needed to bring SWEs to scale, and innovative finance plays a critical role in filling that gap. In the range of innovative finance, concessional loans presents the lowest barrier to entry. For the purpose of this webinar, concessional loans are defined as, "loans for capital investment generally offered at below market rates and conditions, often with generous pay-back timeframes, and limited currency risk."
During this webinar, sector thought leaders will explore the role of concessional loans for SWEs, drawing insights from practitioners, financiers, and scale funders. Coming out of it, we aim to have a deeper understanding of the opportunity and challenge of concessional loans, as well as the foundation for an active group of stakeholders interested in taking the innovative finance dialogue forward - ultimately attracting more financing to the sector.
Confirmed speakers include:
Julien Ancele - 1001 Fontaines
Souraya Chenguelly - Stone Family Foundation
Osward Chanda - AfDB
Harold Esseku - World Bank
Chris Holdorf - Global Water Center
Sam Huston - WASH-Fin
Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas - UBS
Ella Lazarte - USAID
Charles Nimako - Safe Water Network
Lesley Pories - Water.org
For more information, please visit the session website: https://events.safewaternetwork.org/concessionalloans/