U-LEAD with Europe invites the representatives of Amalgamated Hromadas to submit their applications for participating in the Dialogue Event on Financing mechanisms for municipal sanitation services - ensuring sustainable local service provision and infrastructure, to be held in Cologne, Germany from 18th to 20th September 2017 organized by the international exchange platform Connective Cities and its initiators, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Association of Cities and Engagement GlobalgGmbH / Service Agency Communities in One World,.
The event is geared towards both German and international municipal actors with an interest in and firsthand experience in financing of municipal services in waste and wastewater management. Municipal actors include representatives of municipalities as well as representatives from municipally owned service companies, from civil society, academia and the business sector, active in financing municipal services in this thematic area. All participants are expected to engage proactively in the international dialogue by presenting their experience, showcasing examples of good practices in their municipality and/or identifying concrete challenges and needs they face.
Connective Cities is organizing the event in collaboration with the City of Cologne and Cologne’s relevant municipal companies dealing with sanitation issues. They will share their own experiences with financing mechanisms for municipal services related to waste and wastewater management.
Objectives of the dialogue event
An involvement of experts from municipalities, civil society and their organisations, as well as research, academia and businesses provides the right platform to pool experiences to discuss challenges and generate ideas for innovative and sustainable financing mechanisms for municipal sanitation services in order to provide equal access for all to these basic services.
The aim of the exchange is to show the possibilities of planning and implementing financing models in different local contexts, to check the regional applicability of the presented solutions and to discuss the respective challenges. The event in Cologne will foster learning among participants through presentation of good practices and project ideas that can be further communicated and implemented in the respective home communities.
Requirements for application for participation
CV with relevant work experience
1-page Motivation letter containing following:
in this thematic area.
Presentation of local good practices containing following:
Language of presentation – English.
Submitting of applications and deadlines
Please, send your applications to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The working language of the application is English.
Deadline for applications is 15th of August 2017
Selection of participants
Selection will be made on a competitive basis from among the submitted applications.
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