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Building Together the Water and Sanitation Sector in the Pacific and the Caribbean Through Peer-to-Peer Exchange and Improved Monitoring’

11 speakers

About the session


In this inter-regional session, the Pacific and the Caribbean, represented by the Pacific Water & Wastewater Association (PWWA) and CariWOP, will come together and bring cross-cutting themes that connect the regions allowing for peer-to-peer exchange between water and sanitation operators from small island developing states. Lessons learned, challenges, opportunities and ways forward will be raised and discussed with the audience to continue fostering the exchange, learning and collaboration between the regions.

Agenda :
Welcome by GWOPA/UN-Habitat – Julie Perkins, Officer-in-Charge, GWOPA/UN-Habitat
Brief History of PWWA/Cari-WOP Relations – Misileti Satuala, Development Project Coordinator, PWWA and Ignatius Jean, Executive Director, CAWASA
Panel Discussion 1: Peer-support mechanisms for Disaster Risk Management
• Presentations from the Pacific
Seymour Singh, General Manager Corporate and Commercial Services, Water Authority Fiji
• Presentations from the Caribbean
Magnus Williams, Chief Engineer, Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO)
Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager, Family Islands Division, Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), The Bahamas

Panel Discussion 2: Benchmarking utilities' performance and finance
• PWWA-Pacific presentation on how to collect data and how to utilise it for investments
Misileti Satuala (Development Project Coordinator, PWWA)
Manasa Tusulu (Executive Officer –Institutional Reform & Acting Manager Strategic Planning, Water Authority Fiji)
• RSAP IP 2021 and Data Collection
Wayne Williams, Executive Director, Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)

Panel Discussion 3: Knowledge Management tools and strategies for learning
• PWWA’s Young Operator’s Program – Misileti Satuala
• CAWASA's Wednesday Webinar Series – Ignatius Jean
• CAWASA Continuing Education – Nicole Austin, Water Quality Technologist, Barbados Water Authority (BWA)

Brainstorming Session: Boosting cooperation between the regions
• Open conversation – Misileti Satuala, Ignatius Jean and Julie Perkins
How to collaborate more?
How can GWOPA and its community support boosting this cooperation?

Wrap Up and Closing
• Main conclusions from the session and close – Misileti Satuala and Ignatius Jean