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Are WOPs reaching the most vulnerable?

11 speakers

About the session

#AccessforAll
Languages: EN, FR, SP

A growing number of Water Operators’ Partnerships have the explicit aim of increasing access to services in underprivileged communities. How is this working out? In this session, Low-income area coordinators from WaterWorX and other WOP initiatives will speak to their experience and engage in a connection with Northern-hemisphere resource managers on their perspectives and approach to the shared topic of how to reach the poorest and most vulnerable end users in a service area. This could be followed by a real-time discourse on the topic.

Agenda Welcome
Julie Perkins, GWOPA Officer-in-Charge, GWOPA/UN-Habitat
Klaas Schwartz, Acting Head of the WG Department, Associate Professor of Urban Water Governance, IHE Delft

Session Framing
Klaas Schwartz, Acting Head of the WG Department, Associate Professor of Urban Water Governance, IHE Delft

Moderator: Kevin Oganda, Pro-poor Programme Coordinator, Kisumu Water & Sewerage Company (KIWASCO)

Introduction to Panelists
Faustina Boachie, Head of Low-Income Customer Support Unit, Ghana Water
Mike Lester Carreon, Pro-Poor Coordinator Performance Enhancement, Performance Enhancement Water Utilities Philippines (PEWUP)
Rolien Sasse, Senior Consultant, Water for Life / Water & Peace
Puneet Kumar Srivastava, Urban WASH Advisor Utilities, WaterAid
Gonzalo Meschengieser, International Relations Manager, AySA

Pitches - How can the most vulnerable be reached?
Faustina Boachie, Head, Low-Income Customer Support Unit, Ghana Water
Mike Lester Carreon, Pro-Poor Coordinator Performance Enhancement, Performance Enhancement Water Utilities Philippines (PEWUP)
Rolien Sasse, Senior Consultant, Water for Life / Water & Peace
Puneet Kumar Srivastava, Urban WASH Advisor Utilities, WaterAid
Gonzalo Meschengieser, International Relations Manager, AySA

Interviews/Discussion - What is the track record of WOPs in reaching the most vulnerable and what can be done to make WOPs more effective in reaching them?
Faustina Boachie, Head, Low-Income Customer Support Unit, Ghana Water
Mike Lester Carreon, Pro-Poor Coordinator Performance Enhancement, Performance Enhancement Water Utilities Philippines (PEWUP)
Rolien Sasse, Senior Consultant, Water for Life / Water & Peace
Puneet Kumar Srivastava, Urban WASH Advisor Utilities, WaterAid

Pooling Exercise
Kevin Oganda, Pro-poor Programme Coordinator, Kisumu Water & Sewerage Company (KIWASCO)

Exchange with the audience
Kevin Oganda, Pro-poor Programme Coordinator, Kisumu Water & Sewerage Company (KIWASCO)

Wrap Up & Closing
Hanna Crichton-Smith, Sustainable WASH Advisor, WaterAid

Co-conveners