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Public-Private Partnerships in Resource Recovery and Reuse


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Presented by IWMI's Katharina Felgenhauer at the 4th International Faecal Sludge Management (FSM4) Conference, February 19 - 23, 2017, Chennai, India.

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Public-Private Partnerships in Resource Recovery and Reuse

  1. 1. Public-Private Partnerships in Resource Recovery and Reuse Katharina Felgenhauer Olufunke Cofie (IWMI), Benedict Tuffuor (TREND) International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  2. 2. A water-secure world Who? International Water Management Institute Why? Background and motivation What? IWMI and public-private partnerships (PPP) How? Example: PPP setup in Ghana What next? Lessons and opportunities Content
  3. 3. Vision: A water-secure world Mission: To provide evidence-based solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for food security, people’s livelihoods and the environment IWMI leads research for development as … think tank driving innovative research and generating ideas for solutions. … provider of science-based products and tools. … facilitator of learning, strengthening capacity and achieving uptake of research findings. Who?
  4. 4. A water-secure world Resource recovery and reuse to __ ease waste burden __ generate value and income Public-private partnerships to __ complement resources and skills __ build and sustain viable value chains Why? Background and motivation
  5. 5. A water-secure world are cooperation projects between public and private partners. The contributions are combined in a way that partners reach their objectives faster, cheaper and more efficiently. What? Public-private partnerships (PPP) Source: working definition derived from definitions by GIZ (“Development Partnerships”), Global Compact LEAD (“Transformational Partnerships”), UNECE (“Public-Private Partnerships”)
  6. 6. A water-secure world What? PPP in IWMI’s work Analysis of farming systems, nutrient recycling, demand/supply, technology, institutions Testing and comparing recycling options Commercialization and process optimization 2000 2013 - 2017 PPP 2001-2004 Enrichment; field trials & applications 2005-2010 2011-2012 Pelletization Development of excreta- based fertilizers Fortifer® BMGF, DFID, GCC, MLGRD (Ghana) Swiss NCCR, IDRC, BMGFFrench pSEau, SDC, KEZO, SANDEC IDRC ActivitiesDonors
  7. 7. A water-secure world IWMI & partners PPP How? Example from Ghana Donors Private company Municipality ∙ 15,000 m3/yr liquid waste ∙ 700 MT/yr solid wastes Compost plant Truck operators Farmers, landscapers ∙ Compost for 100 ha/yr ∙ 20-50% yield increase ∙ ≥30 jobs created ©JekoraVenturesLtd.
  8. 8. A water-secure world Households How? Monetary flows Private companyMunicipality Compost plant Truck operators Farmers, landscapers ©JekoraVenturesLtd.
  9. 9. A water-secure world v v · ‘Business thinking’ helps spur valorization · Limited PPP management capacities · High transaction costs, opaque incentive structures · Underdeveloped supply chains · Risky upfront investment What next? Lessons Active support of PPP
  10. 10. A water-secure world · Invest in stakeholder alignment to minimize risks · Transfer technologies and build PPP capacity (e.g. tools) · Develop functional cost- & benefit-sharing mechanisms · Establish joint management and supervisory bodies · Actively build value chains to attract investment What next? Opportunities
  11. 11. A water-secure world · Public-private partnerships (PPP) support effective resource recovery and reuse. · PPP management capacity needs to be developed across operational and leadership functions. · Active value chain and business development help attract investment. In a Nutshell…