The New Development Bank (NDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) co-hosted a workshop on Development Impact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on the sectors of Irrigation, Water Resource Management & Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) on 20-21 February 2019 in Shanghai.
In the spirit of SDG 17, the workshop sought to share technical knowledge among a range of development actors on how to better integrate the SDGs into the design and implementation of infrastructure and sustainable development projects related to water. Among the participants were government representatives from BRICS countries, specialized United Nations (UN) Agencies and programmes (FAO, UNDP, UN-Water), multilateral development banks (ADB, AIIB, NDB) and national financial institutions (BNDES, CDB, DBSA), in addition to think-tanks and sector experts (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IMWI).
The workshop initiated a community of practice that will continue working on the links of investments in the water sector and their contribution to the achievement of SDG 6 and SDG 17.
ISSUED BY: NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK (NDB)