The High-Level workshop on Financing Transboundary Basin Development will be organized back-to-back with the eight session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention in Astana, on 9 October 2018 in the afternoon, under the leadership of Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and Switzerland and in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank, GEF IW:LEARN, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank.
This high-level workshop is addressed to Ministers or other high-level officials (State Secretary, Permanent Secretary, Director-General). Up to 30 participants in total will take part.
The main objective of this high-level workshop will be to enhance the capacity of Ministers and other High-Level officials in financing transboundary water cooperation. In particular, it aims:
1. To facilitate knowledge sharing and peer learning among Water Ministers and other High-Level officials on options to enhance the financial sustainability of transboundary basin development;
2. To provide Ministers and other High-Level officials with access to state-of-the-art knowledge on how to mobilise funding for transboundary basin development including on preparation of investment plans and financing strategies;
3. To promote exchange of experience on how to raise funds from national sources for transboundary basin development.