ADB–Gates Foundation Learning Week


ADB–Gates Foundation Learning Week

01 December 2020 to 04 December 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) held its first ADB and Gates Foundation Learning Week on the first week of December 2020 online. This was a four-day interactive discussion on the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund – which BMGF supports – and an opportunity for ADB project officers to convene with BMGF counterparts to dive deep into ADB sanitation projects, citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) principles, and progress on CWIS investments. 

The Learning Week also focused on challenges related to carrying out new technologies, financing models, and accompanying institutional changes, and the upcoming CWIS guidelines.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Dec 2020 Opening Session Welcome and Orientation Robert Guild, Chief Sector Officer, Sector Advisory Service Cluster, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
01 Dec 2020 2020 Annual Consultation Meeting: Water Financing Partnership Facility, ADB ‘Modus Operandi’ Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund Key Achievements and Financial Status
The Water Financing Partnership Facility has co-funded and leveraged $8.3 billion worth of investments for 117.5 million people. Learn more about the ...
Christian Walder
01 Dec 2020 2020 Annual Consultation Meeting: Water Financing Partnership Facility, ADB ‘Modus Operandi’ ADB ‘Modus Operandi’ and Portfolio Overview
This presentations an overview of ADB's products and services and sovereignlending modalities.
Neeta Pokhrel
01 Dec 2020 Round 1: Project Stories and Lessons Learned Grant 0497-CAM: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing
This projects focuses on innovative and affordable sanitationsolutions for water-based communities andsustainable approach for FSM in landbasedcommunities...
Siti Hasanah
01 Dec 2020 Round 1: Project Stories and Lessons Learned Madhya Pradesh Urban Services Improvement Project-Additional Financing
This presentation provides an overview of the Madhya Pradesh Urban ServicesImprovement Project.
Laxmi Sharma
01 Dec 2020 Looking Forward Looking Forward
ADB's Chief of Water Sector Group Tom Panella shares the future directions for the Water Financing Partnership Facility.
Thomas Panella
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 Dec 2020 Brief Meeting Orientation Welcome Remarks
02 Dec 2020 Presentation Gates Foundation Revealed: How We Work, and How We Partner with ADB
Dr. Roshan Shrestha revealed how Gates Foundation has been working with ADB on transformative technologies like the citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS...
Roshan Shrestha
02 Dec 2020 Round 2: Project Stories and Lessons Learned Management and Reuse of Sludge from on-site Sanitation Facilities and Decentralized Treatment Plants
Tuul Badarch discussed about achieving established and adopted legislation, regulation, and standards for sewage sludge management and reuse in Mongolia...
Tuul Badarch
02 Dec 2020 Round 2: Project Stories and Lessons Learned PNG: Assessment of Political Economy of FSM
Alexandra Conroy shared how ADB supported Papua New Guinea’s Urban and Water Sector. She also highlighted recommendations and from the report on the results...
Alexandra Conroy
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 Dec 2020 Welcome and Orientation
03 Dec 2020 CWIS Guidelines and Indicators Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Services (CWIS) Guidelines and Indicators
Christian Walder and Isabel Blackett presented the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation Services (CWIS) Guidance Materials Project which aims to support mainstreaming...
Christian Walder, Isabel Blackett
03 Dec 2020 TA and Capacity Building for CWIS and FSM: Opportunities for Project Officers Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation and Fecal Sludge Management
Dr. Roshan Shrestha highlighted different resources, tools, and available knowledge products for technical assistance, and capacity building on citywide...
Roshan Shrestha
03 Dec 2020 Lessons Learned 1: Nepal: Kathmandu Valley Wastewater Management Project
Sujan Regmi presented the current status of the rehabilitation and expansion of the sewage network, modernization, and expansion of wastewater treatment...
Sujan Regmi
03 Dec 2020 Lessons Learned 2: Philippines: Baguio City Sanitation Improvement Project
Trang Dang Thuy discussed the efficient outcomes of the sanitation services in Baguio City, Philippines. She presented how they have applied the citywide...
Thuy Trang Dang


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