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.

More details available in the information note of the workshop in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Programme of the workshop in English, Russian, French, Spanish.