The Virtual Workshop on financing transboundary water cooperation and basin development took place online on 16 and 17 December 2020. It discussed challenges and opportunities related to the financing of transboundary water cooperation and basin development.

The main objective of the workshop was to provide a platform and facilitate mutual learning to discuss experiences and good practices in mobilizing financial resources for basin cooperation, analyze the role of the private sector and innovative financial mechanisms in investing in water-related activities at the transboundary level, as well as provide a platform for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other banks and investors to share information on their functioning and the requirements for countries and River Basin Organizations (RBOs) to access their financing.

The workshop was addressed to representatives from countries with shared watercourses; RBOs and joint bodies; international financial institutions (IFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs); international and bilateral climate finance mechanisms; the private sector and UN entities working on financing.

The seminar was attended by representatives of the Department of Transboundary Rivers of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as representatives of the International Water Assessment Center (IWAC).

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