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AMERMS Workshop 8: Microfinance for a Sustainable Environment (PPT by David Kuria)

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Sustainable Environment: Using Microfinance and People’s Own Initiatives to Propel Investment in Renewable Energy, Water and Sanitation
ROOM: Lenana Hall
Translated session: English & French
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Panelist: Mr. Patrick Lumumba, East Africa Watercredit Program Officer, Water.org, Kenya
Panelist: Mr. Ziad Al Refai, Executive Director, Jordan Micro Credit Company ''Tamweelcom'', Jordan
Panelist: Mr. David Kuria, CEO, Ecotact Limited, Kenya
Panelist: Mr. Tamim Islam, Director - Development, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh on behalf of Abser Kamal, Managing Director, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh


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  • 1. The Case of Sustainable Environment david kuria Ikotoilet in Kenya CEO ecotact Limited member, clinton global initiative africa social entrepreneur of the year 2009 ashoka fellow Using Micro Finance and People’s Own Initiatives to Propel Investment in Water and Sanitation April 8 th 2010 KICC, Nairobi
  • 2. “ Sanitation is more important than independence.“ Mahatma Gandhi inspirational thought
    • Facts
    • Access to safe water is estimated at 89% in urban areas and only 49% in rural areas in Kenya.
    • Sanitation access in urban areas is estimated at 94.8% as compared to 76.6% in the rural areas.
    • As UN-HABITAT reports, Kenya’s slum population is estimated at 71 percent of the urban population.
  • 3. Sanitation transformation Need for urban landscape social transformation technological transformation economic transformation
  • 4. transformatio n urban The structure commands a monumental pose breaking the monotony of town houses
  • 5. transformation social
  • 6. transformation technological uv treated water point, waterless urinals, bio-digestors, dry toilets, solar energy
  • 7. shoe shining, snack shops, airtime and newspaper vending, talking walls economic kiosks Shoe shinning Talking walls
  • 8. business sense
  • 9. driving change Partnerships as tool in government corporate media civil/NGOs micro finance institutions
  • 10. media role in support of emerging innovations
  • 11. making sense Can we harness the private sector to deliver not just the private good (that which drives household demand) and the providers good (that which ensures a viable business) but also the wider public good? Private good public good provider’s good

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