On 2nd December, over 15 finance and sector ministers’ from Asia and the Pacific will come together to develop and strengthen partnerships for smart investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene.
These partnerships are critical given the central role this sector can play in national economic and health recovery; delivering improved resilience, employment opportunities, health benefits, and access to innovative finance –allowing the country to build forward better.
The Asia and the Pacific Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) is one of three regional convenings organized by the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. The co-conveners are UNICEF, the World Bank Water Global Practice, and the Asian Development Bank.
The ministers’ will be presenting evidence and practical experience of successful investments in the sector, and by fostering an active dialogue and partnership between ministers and leaders from development agencies, including development banks, bilateral and multilateral partners, civil society, private sector, research and learning, and UN agencies.
On the eve of the FMM, Freshwater Action Network South Asia(FANSA), a key civil society partner of Sanitation and Water for All, would like to share two key messages to the Finance Ministers:
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