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We held the event about BOP Water Business at the 6 World Water Forum on March 14th, 2012 in Marseille, France.


(1) Outline

DateMarch 14th, 2012 (19:15 - 20:45)
Venue"Europa 3 (PEU3)"Room, "Palais de l'Europe "Hall,
Parc Chanot Convention Centre, Marseille, France
LanguageEnglish
OrganizerAd hoc committee on BOP Water Business✽, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
ThemeBusiness-based Pro-poor Approach on Water and Sanitation for Better Sustainability
Head office of Ad hoc committee on BOP Water Business is "Secretariat of the Water Security Council of Japan": c/o Japan Water Forum.

(2) Executive summary

    Panel discussion to promote business-based pro-poor approach on water, inviting representatives of on-going JICA projects.
    The BOP business on water will include some key components: (i) to mobilize private resources not for their profit, (ii) to use simple and sustainable technology that is cheap, easy to construct and easy to operate and maintain, (iii) to create job opportunities for local people by involving them in the business, (iv) to provide training for local people, (v) to work together with government and NGOs for campaign, (vi) to improve the living conditions by grass route efforts but ultimately influence large populations behind development.
    It is intended to create win-win-win relationships among countries providing support, countries receiving support, and those peoples benefiting from the support. BOP water business will help attaining the United Nation's Millennium Goal 2015 and continued efforts beyond.

(3) Programme ✽

19:15-19:25Opening Declared by Moderator : Professor Dr. K.E. Seetharam, visiting professor, National University of Singapore
Opening Remark : Mr. Masao Yamada, Chairman of Organizing Committee
Remark : Mr. Osamu Murata, Director General, Office for Private Sector Partnership, JICA
19:25-19:40Key Note Speech on "Inclusive businesses in water and sanitation" by Mr. Sahba Sobhani, Programme Manager, Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative, UNDP
19:40-20:35Panel Discussion (Initial presentation for 7 minutes each, followed by Q&A and interactive discussion for about 20 minutes, including JICA and UNDP experts)

Case study 1 : Water Supply System Development for unserved in Sri Lanka
(Mr. Sombo Yamamura, Institute of Water and Environment Business) (Mr. Kenichi Watanabe, Waterworks & Sewerage Bureau, City of Nagoya.)

Case study 2 : BOP Business on Safe Water Supply and Establishment of its Supply Chain for Poverty Reduction (Mr. Rui Hiwatashi, IMG Inc.)

Case study 3 : Rain water Harvesting in Bangladesh (Dr. Makoto Murase, Institute for Skywater Harvesting)

Case study 4 : BOP business in some countries (Mr. Osamu Murata, Director General, Office for Private Sector Partnership, JICA)
20:38-20:43Summary of discussion by rapporteur (Ms. Caroline King, Oxford University)
20:43-20:45Closing

(4) Picture

Opening Remark : Mr. Masao Yamada, Chairman of Organizing CommitteeKey Note Speech : Mr. Sahba Sobhani, Programme Manager, Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative, UNDP

Moderator : Dr. K.E. Seetharam, visiting professor, National University of SingaporeSummary of discussion by rapporteur :
Dr. Caroline King, Oxford University

Q & A at the event
For inquires, contact:
"Secretariat of the Water Security Council of Japan": c/o Japan Water Forum.

6th fl., 5-4 Nihonbashi-Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0015
Tel: +81-3-5645-8040 Fax: +81-3-5645-8041
Mail : wscj-com@waterforum.jp


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