Experts discuss intersectoral, locally-owned solutions

Women transport water with donkeys in Kenya

Date and time: Thursday 23 March 2023, 2pm-3pm (GMT)  / 10am-11am (EST)

Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants) 

This is a free event hosted by The International Coalition for Working Equids (ICWE) - Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, World Horse Welfare


About the event

Water is an essential resource for life, both for people and animals. It is used for drinking, cooking, growing crops, as well as for hygiene and sanitation, the latter being particularly important in controlling the spread of infection and disease, including Covid-19. Across regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America water is a scarce good, and it is fast becoming scarce in many other regions too.  

While technology and financing are key to solving the water crisis, low-cost and low-tech, locally-owned solutions exist and can contribute to achieving aims under the Water Action Agenda. This event will look at water provision projects around the world that are implemented through intersectoral partnerships and involve locally owned solutions, with an emphasis on the role of women as beneficiaries but most of all, as drivers and owners of local water solutions.

Please note: This event will be available in English and French languages.


Anyone who wants to learn more about locally-owned solutions within global water provision, including:

  • Policymakers and government 
  • International NGOs and civil society organisations working in animal welfare, international development or environment 
  • Academic and research institutions


  • Chair: Lorena Barrantes San Román, Regional Coordinator, World Horse Welfare
  • Valentina Riva, Chair, ICWE, Head of External Affairs, Brooke
  • Kusum Athukorala, Regional Chair GWP South Asia, Chair NetWater and SC member Women for Water Partnership
  • Isidore Della, National Director, Inades-Formation, Burkina Faso
  • Johnson Lyimo, Executive Director, Meru Animal Welfare Organisation, Tanzania
  • Gebre Tefera, Community Training Officer, SPANA Ethiopia
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