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Virtual workshop on financing transboundary water cooperation

A Virtual workshop on financing transboundary water cooperation and basin development took place online on 16 and 17 December 2020.

The workshop was organized by the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) serviced by UNECE, in cooperation with numerous partners, namely the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Netherlands, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Senegal, Switzerland, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the World Wildlife Fund and the World Bank.

It discussed challenges and opportunities related to the financing of transboundary water cooperation and basin development. More specifically, the workshop aimed to:

  1. Provide a platform and facilitate mutual learning to discuss experiences and good practices in mobilizing financial resources for basin cooperation and transboundary water management and development activities;
  2. Analyze the role of the private sector and innovative financial mechanisms in investing in water-related activities at the transboundary level;
  3. Provide a platform for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other banks and investors to share information on their functioning and the requirements for countries and RBOs to access their financing.


  • More information on the workshop, the background study and presentations are available here.

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