Tanzania Water Partnership to moderate Forum on Public Private Partnership

Victor Kongo – Chair Tanzania Water Partnership

Tanzania Water Partnership (TWP) has been invited to moderate and rapporteur in a national forum which seeks to promote the participation of the private sector in the water sector development process as a strategy to accelerate the realization of Tanzania’s 2010/21 targets for the second phase of Water Sector Development Programme (WSDPII). 

TWP was invited by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation to provide support in a national forum on enhancing Public Private Partnership in the water sector to be held on 19-20 July 2018 in Dar es Salaam.

The forum will bring together Government, Private sector participants and Development Partners to discuss and share challenges and opportunities associated with private sector participation in the water sector development process. The aim is to have clarity and promote conducive policy environment to enable the private sector play an active role in the water sector development process.

 WSDP is being implemented countrywide by the Government of Tanzania in collaboration with Development Partners through a Sector Wide Approach to planning (SWAp) Arrangement. The key implementing agencies of the WSDP include Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Basin Water Boards, and Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities (WSSAs).

 TWP has continued to develop and sustain close working relationship with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of which were formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in August 2016. The neutrality, professionalism and objectivity of TWP in the water sector as well its dedication to support Ministry of Water and Irrigation has made the latter to engage TWP as a close partner in the water sector.  TWP has also been supporting the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in various fronts including in the ongoing exercise of drafting a report on quantifying benefits of transboundary cooperation in Tanzania.