Global Water Alliance Conference

Conference Program:


Welcome address by Dr. Lauri Romanzi, Consultant, Thomas Jefferson University

Opening remarks by Christiaan Morssink, President, Global Water Alliance

Morning keynote address by Dominic O’Neill, Executive Director, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

Panel I— Modernizing traditional funding models for WASH

Moderated by Lauren Alcorn, Director of Strategic Partnerships, One Drop Foundation 

Panelists include:

Catarina Fonseca, Finance Specialist, IRC WASH 

Robert Hornsby, Co-Founder & CFO, Jobomax / American Homebuilders of West Africa 

William Tsimwa Muhairwe, Executive Director, Global Water Leaders Group & Senior Team Leader & Founder, 2ML Consulting Limited 

Miguel Vargas-Ramirez, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank Group


Afternoon keynote address by Cheryl Hicks, Founding Partner & Chair of the Board, ASE INFRA Partner


Panel II — Accelerating innovation in financing equitable WASH toward 2030 

Moderated by Keith Schneider, Senior Editor & Chief Correspondent, Circle of Blue 

Panelists include: 

Chris Harnish, Associate Professor, Technology, Social Design, Healthcare Design, Thomas Jefferson University 

Jessica Jacobson, Senior Manager for Financial Institutions, water.org 

Deepak Khadka, Country Director, iDE Bangladesh 

Josh Jones, Co-Founder & Stake Pool Operator, Grow Your Stake


Closing remarks by David Parker, Deputy Director, WASH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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