Director, Programme Division
The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.
City, regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land, adopt enabling legislation and put in place effective decentralized governance that fosters equitable and sustainable urban development.
LVWATSAN Mwanza is a multi-dimensions' infrastructure project targeting the expansion and upgrading of a significant part of Water supply and Sanitation in the cities of Mwanza and 3 satellites Towns (EIB financed) and Bukoba and Musoma (AFD financed). The project is complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share expertise and financial resources, to support the achievement of the SDGs. The project is financed through a combination of loans (total cost of EUR 104 million), grants (EUR 10 million), provided by International Financing Institutions, the European Commission...[more]
The goal of IPLA is to increase the capacity of local authorities (LAs) for sustainable waste management towards a resource efficient and zero waste society, achieving livable and sustainable cities. Through IPLA:- The capacity of LAs and municipalities will be empowered by better access to tools, technologies, investment opportunities, and international financial mechanisms in the area of municipal waste management. - A dynamic interface between the local authorities and private sector will be built, thereby facilitating public-private partnerships and creating conducive investment climate fo...[more]
The United Smart Cities program was jointly initiated by UNECE and other industrial partners. Key areas are urban mobility, sustainable housing, clean energy, waste management and ICT. Its objectives are as follows: a) Decrease vulnerability of cities to urban migration, demographic changes, environmental degradation and climate change b) Reduce carbon footprint of cities c) Enhance the quality of life for inhabitants d) Improve the environmental quality of the cities e) Establish public-private partnerships (PPPs)