How can corporate funding incentivise daily delivery of drinking water services in rural Africa?

Date Thursday 8 December 2022
Time 13:00 - 14:00

Can corporates support results-based funding of drinking water in rural Africa?

Professor Rob Hope will host this webinar reflecting on the impacts of Kenya's Water Services Maintenance Trust Fund. The Fund has provided a mechanism for Kenyan and international enterprise to fund reliable rural water services since 2016. The approach de-risks corporate funds which are paid after verification of user tariffs, volume supplied and reliability. Between 2016 and 2021, over 400 million litres of water was supplied by the fund, and most repairs fixed within a couple of days (compared to weeks or months under community management). Globally, lessons can be learned on how to develop a platform for enterprise to support social and economic returns for vulnerable communities. Progress might then be made toward filling a multi-billion dollar funding gap.


Speakers include: 


Prof Albert Mumma - Chair, Water Services Maintenance Trust Fund​

Joy Busolo – Trustee, WSMTF​

Eng. Mike Thomas - Trustee, WSMTF​

Iris Braun - Co-Founder & Chief Officer International, share (GmbH) ​

Simon Wall - GM External Affairs, Base Titanium​ Ltd

Amanda Robertson – Senior WASH Advisor, USAID

Dr Jacob Katuva - Director, FundiFix​