Water Sector Investors’ Forum in Kenya

The Kenya 2030 WRG and Water Services Regulatory Board, in collaboration with USAID, World Bank Group and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands sponsored the “Investing in the Water Sector” investors’ forum to provide an opportunity for local commercial banks and institutional investors to learn more about the rapidly evolving changes and progress in investment in the Kenyan water sector.

The forum brought together a select group of water service providers, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, development partners, regulators, as well as a cross section of the investment community representatives from banks, pension funds and insurance companies. The discussion highlighted the sector’s readiness and specific upcoming opportunities to embrace private sector investments through commercial loans, pooled funds, single issuer bonds and special purpose vehicles and encouraged commercial and institutional investors to take up the challenge.