Revising Water ODA in the view of Sustainability
In this regard, the objective of the session is to review “Water ODA” in terms of technology, finance, and private-public cooperation for sustainable development assistance. Experts from each field will deliver their views on :
- Technology: Water ODA and Innovative Approaches for Global Sustainable Development
- Finance: Climate Finance and ODA in the Water Sector
- Cooperation: Public-Private Cooperation for Water and Climate Change
Also, the comprehensive discussion aims to consult with participants on the scope for water ODA to address water security issues at global, regional, and national levels.
Hence, the 2-hour session will address the current situation of Official Development Assistance on water issues from technology to sustainable approaches and connections inside the global communities towards the Sustainable Development agendas.
|13:30 - 13:35(5’)||Opening Remark||Dr. Kim, Yangsu
Director, UNESCO i-WSSM
|13:35 - 13:55(20’)||Keynote Speech: World Bank Group Water Sector Global Partnership||Mr. Hoon Sahib Soh
Special Representative, World Bank Group Korea Office
|13:55 - 14:10(15’)||(Cooperation) Public-Private Cooperation for Water and Climate Change||Dr. Kim, Yong Bin
Managing Director of Development Marketing Institute
|14:10 - 14:25(15’)||(Technology) Water ODA and Innovative Approaches for Global Sustainable Development||Dr. Lee, Woo Sung
Director, STI Institute
|14:25 - 14:40(15’)||(Finance) Climate Finance and ODA in Water Sector||Dr. Kim, Ja Kyum
Vice-Chair, Yooshin Engineering Corporation
|14:40 - 14:55(15’)||(Case 1) Climate Change Adaptation Project in Mekong Delta||Dr. Nam, Jonghyo
Urban Development Research Officer of UN Habitat Office in Viet Nam
|14:55 – 15:10(15’)||(Case 2) Proposed GCF Strategy for the Water Sector, 2020-2023||Ms Chibesa Pensulo
Water Specialist, Green Climate Fund
|15:10 – 15:30(20’)||Comprehensive Discussion||Moderator : Kwon, Tae Myon
Director, Incheon International Development Cooperation Center
Participants : Speakers
World Bank Group Water Sector Global Partnership (Dr. Hoon Sahib Soh, World Bank Group Korea Office)
The presentation consists of four thematic parts including an overview of World Bank Water Sector Engagement; World Bank and Korea Water Sector Partnership; Innovation and Technology for the Water Sector; and The WBG Korea Office introduction. The key points to achieve sustainability are 1. Diversification of finances focusing on MFD(Mobilizing Private Financing), 2. Better Technology, Better governance, Policy, and Regulation, etc.
Public-private Cooperation for Water and Climate Change (Dr. Kim, Yong Bin, Development Marketing Institute)
The presentation features Investment Climate in Water Sector under PPP Scheme and ODA, and ODA-applied PPP models. The essential element of a successful PPP project is that mitigating the gap between ‘expected return on investment’ and ‘actual return on investment’. Especially, the inaccurate responsibilities of donor and recipient countries are the most important factor.
Water ODA and Innovative Approaches for Global Sustainable Development (Dr. Lee, Woo Sung, STI Institute)
The presentation describes water Technologies and ODA relationship, Climate Change, and CDM for Water Technology, and actual implications of water technology. The speech emphasized on the importance of the great effort to adopt cutting edge technologies for developing countries with synthetic cooperation and coordination between public, private sector, and R&D industries.
Climate Finance and ODA in Water Sector (Dr. Kim, Ja Kyum, Yooshin Engineering Cooperation)
The presentation features Water ODA and Climate Finance in view of the industrial sector. To respond to the changes in engineering consulting services demands in the water infrastructure sector, it is most important to revise acknowledgment on climate change finances with active investment for developing countries.
Climate Change Adaptation Project in Mekong Delta (Dr. Nam Jong Hyo, UN-HABITAT Viet Nam Office)
The presentation consists of the introduction of UN-HABITAT Climate Change Adaptation Projects, especially the case study in the Mekong Delta region. To response to climate change and local demand, it is crucial that the local community’s capacity building and resilience of ecosystem-based on consistent infrastructure management.
Proposed GCF Strategy for the Water Sector, 2020-2023 (Ms. Chibesa Pensulo, Green Climate Fund)
The presentation introduces GCF strategies to promote a paradigm shift towards low-emission, climate-resilient sustainable development in the Water Sector.
The comprehensive discussion aimed to consult with participants on the scope for water ODA to address water security issues at global, regional, and national levels. Hence, the Concluding session summarized some of the main recommendations, actions and insights from the previous speeches, and review ‘Water ODA’ with objectives of Public-Private Cooperation, Finance, and Technology. The session facilitated interactions across issues, themes, and processes of the Water ODA and Sustainability, including the case study of Climate Change Adaptation Projects. The outcome was a greater understanding of shared objectives and actions that were possible to pursue within a Water sector for better Water ODA and improving the systematic efforts for Water Security and SDGs.
Key messages from the water ODA issues were brought together in a synthesis session, where highlights including the case study were presented and discussed. A panel moderated by Mr. Kwon discussed how water ODA and Technology, Finance, and Cooperation need to be considered holistically, and the synthetic approach could be a leverage point for improving efficiency and long-term sustainability.