18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)
22 – 24 October, Copenhagen (Denmark)
IACC brings together heads of state, civil society, the private sector, and many others to tackle the challenges posed by corruption. The #18IACC theme is Together for development, peace and security: Now is the time to act.
Highlight session: How OECD's Principles on Water Governance Promote Accountability, Sustainable Development and Social Justice Together
23 October, 8:30 –10:00
Join speakers from Transparency International, OECD and more to discuss the Principles as a framework for promoting accountability, and engaging new stakeholders for implementation. Session Rapporteur: Umrbek Allakulov, Research and Analytics Officer, WIN.
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7th Africa Water Week
29 October – 2 November, Liberville (Gabon)
Under the theme Toward Achieving Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa
the week will be held with the support of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the African Union Commission and several partners.
Global Partnership for Social Accountability – Global Partners Forum 18
30 October – 1 November, Washington D.C. (USA)
The 2018 GPSA Global Partners Forum aims to better equip the GPSA multi-stakeholder partnership to understand and operate in the broad field of Public Finance, as a resource to achieve their development goals.
Highlight session: Policies, politics and public investment: How, where and to whom do money and water flow at the local level?
31 October, 14:00
This session will examine the interplay between local politics, community needs, and accountability mechanisms –
Who makes financing decisions for infrastructure and service provision, how do they decide, and who benefits financially and in terms of better services?
Evidence from five county case studies in Kenya which highlight how the interfaces between the public finance and water service delivery systems work will be the session’s starting point. Based on experiences from the GPSA programme in Tajikistan, panellists will dive into how nurturing connections between users and a multi-stakeholder consumer advisory board increased willingness to pay for water, and resulted in higher revenues for the water utility. Panellists: Lotte Feuerstein, Programme Manager, Regional Coordinator – East Africa, WIN, and Stephanie de Chassy, Oxfam.
OECD Water Governance Initiative Steering Committee Meeting
12 – 13 November, Zaragoza (Spain)
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