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Latin America and the Caribbean Finance Ministers’ Meeting

 

18 November at 9:00 Mexico City | 10:00 New York

 

The first SWA Latin America and Caribbean Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) will be held virtually on 18 November. It builds on previous global Finance Ministers Meetings organized by SWA in 201020122014 and 2017.

The SWA Latin America and the Caribbean FMM will be co-convened by global partners UNICEF and the World Bank Water Global Practice, as well as our regional partner, the Inter-American Development Bank.

The objective of the SWA Latin America and the Caribbean FMM is to develop and strengthen partnerships with finance ministers in the region for smart investments in water, sanitation and hygiene. The meetings will underscore the crucial role of water, sanitation and hygiene to the Latin American and Caribbean economy, population and environment during and after COVID-19, and will offer ministers practical avenues for financing the sector.

The 2-hour SWA Latin America and the Caribbean FMM will be livestreamed and simultaneous translated in Spanish, English and French. 

The SWA Latin America and the Caribbean FMM is preceded by a 2-month preparatory process thats will rely on multi-stakeholder dialogue at country level to ensure that finance and sector ministers are briefed and ready to actively participate in the FMM.

PARTICIPANTS

FINANCE AND SECTOR MINISTERS

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Elian Villegas Valverde

Minister of Finance, Costa Rica

HEADS OF UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES, INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AND ORGANIZATIONS

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Brian Arbogast

Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO

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Ángel Gurría

Secretary General, OECD

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Marianne Kjellén

Senior Water Advisor, UNDP

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Cynthia Lewis

Deputy Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Vinicius Pinheiro

Deputy Director, ILO

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Monica Ramos

WASH Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF

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Peter Repinski

Acting Executive Secretary, GWP

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Jeannette Sánchez

Director of the Divison of Natural Resources, ECLAC

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Mary Lou Valdez

Deputy-Director, PAHO

The Finance Ministers' Meeting preparatory process

Engage in a dedicated preparatory process to strengthen and catalyze in-country dialogues and actions, and prepare Ministers of Finance for their participation at the FMM.

Global co-conveners

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Latin American and the Caribbean Region co-convener

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FINANCING WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN Latin America and the Caribbean

Closing the financing gap can be achieved through a combination of measures, including maximizing the use of existing resources and mobilizing additional finance from taxes, tariffs and transfers. Although Latin American and the Caribbean countries are at different stages of socio-economic development and will have different political and governance arrangements that will be more or less conducive to different forms of financing, they all have something in common: the need to increase the prioritization of water, sanitation and hygiene in national plans and budgets, especially during a time of public health concerns.

Several Latin American and the Caribbean countries are implementing innovative policies that are already proving the positive impact of water, sanitation and hygiene investment. These case-studies are included in SWA’s Water & Sanitation: How to Make Public Investment Work - A Handbook for Finance Ministers.

Water and Sanitation - How to make public investment work

A Handbook for Finance Ministers

The FMM will also draw on practical financing approaches from the Finance Handbook. Watch videos below from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean that have successfully implemented innovative financing mechanisms.

Webinars

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Asia and the Pacific Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with Finance Ministers

Asia and the Pacific Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with Finance Ministers

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Asia and the Pacific Thursday, 19 November 00:00 (midnight) NY As the Finance Ministers’ Meetings (FMM) approach, one of the...
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Latin America and the Caribbean Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with finance ministers

Latin America and the Caribbean Final FMM preparatory webinar: Smart partnerships with finance ministers

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Latin America and the Caribbean Thursday, 6 November 10:00 NY | 9:00 Mexico City As the Finance Ministers’ Meetings (FMM)...
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SWA 2020 Latin America and Caribbean Finance Ministers' Meeting

SWA 2020 Latin America and Caribbean Finance Ministers' Meeting

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18 November at 9:00 Mexico City | 10:00 New York The first SWA Latin America and Caribbean Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM)...
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Build Forward Better - economic opportunities offered by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Build Forward Better - economic opportunities offered by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

On Thursday, 24 September, SWA organized its second webinar in the preparatory process for the upcoming Finance Ministers'...
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Launch of the Handbook for Finance Ministers & kick-off of the 2020 Finance Ministers' Meetings Preparatory Process

Launch of the Handbook for Finance Ministers & kick-off of the 2020 Finance Ministers' Meetings Preparatory Process

On Thursday, 3 September, SWA organized a special webinar in which we launched our new publication, Water & Sanitation: How...
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Documents

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Key documents Type
FMM 2020 - CSO Messages
About the 2020 FMMs
Launch of the Handbook for Finance Ministers and kick-off of the preparatory process for the Finance Ministers' Meeting
Guidance Note: 2020 virtual Regional Finance Ministers' Meetings