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SWA Partner Exchange Forum on balancing consumer protection and utility financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic

10th Jun 2020

More information on balancing consumer protection and utility financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic

SWA Partner Exchange Forum

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partner Exchange Forum.
This virtual forum, organised by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be on balancing consumer protection and utility financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will take place on Wednesday 10th of June 2020, at 8:00 am EST, 12:00 UTC.                                                                     

The forum will explore the tension between consumer protection and the need to ensure everyone can access and afford water during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the imperative to keep utilities financially stable and solvent.

The Forum is organised by SWA partners and provides a platform for learning on COVID-19 pandemic related challenges and cross constituency exchange between SWA partners. The Forum will be facilitated by The Water Institute at UNC as part of the series of webinars hosted by the SWA Research and Learning Constituency members The forum is co-organised by IRC as the lead of the Research and Learning constituency. 

Opening remarks by Aaron Salzberg, Director, Water Institute.

Panel Moderated by Clarissa Brocklehurst, Affiliated Faculty Member, Water Institute.

Panelists:

Mr. Al Hassan Adam, Coordinator, End Water Poverty
Mrs. Jabulile Mashwama, Managing Director, Eswatini Water Service Corporation
Mr. Dominique Gatel, French Federation of Water Enterprises (FP2E)
Dr. Jorge Werneck, Director, Regulatory Agency for Water, Energy and Basic Sanitation of the Federal District, Brazil
Mr. Luis Andres, Lead Economist, Water Global Practice, World Bank
Prof. Dale Whittington, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Following the panel discussion, there will be a moderated conversation between stakeholders in Ghana:

Dr. Clifford Braimah, Managing Director, Ghana Water Company Ltd.
Mr. Joseph Antwi, Chief Budget Analyst, Ministry of Finance of Ghana
Ms Vida Duti, IRC Ghana.
The forum will be presented in English, with simultaneous translation in French.
Note that a similar forum will be presented in Spanish at a later date (TBC).

This discussion will be held on Zoom. To join please click here: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/97480986642
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