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Panellists of the 'Water connects - Cooperative Solutions and Best Practices without Borders” Session at the Budapest Water Summit 2016
The Nile Basin Discourse had the opportunity to contribute to the statement and policies of the Budapest Water Summit 2016(BWS2016) that took place on the 28th to 30th November in Budapest, Hungary. Through invitation and support by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Women for Water Partnership (WFWP) Netherlands, NBD’s Regional Manager, Ms Hellen Natu was one of the panellists of the 'Water connects - Cooperative Solutions and Best Practices without Borders” Session of the Women Forum - BWS2016, held in Budapest, Hungary. At the panel, NBD advocated for financing of grassroots communities especially women and linking them to the private sector. Ms Natu's contributions emanated from results of NBD's project titled Engaging Civil Society for Social and Climate Resilience in the Nile Basin (2013-2016) funded by Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)/World Bank.

The session was coordinated by Ms Eszter Szabo, the advisor to the President of Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF), a Hungarian non-profit that was founded by the Prince of Wales to promote fair business practices just after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The key player in Budapest was Ambassador Viktoria Horvath, who really put her heart behind the female gender.

Ms Szabo has excerpts from each of the panellists published in an interesting and enlightening article on the following link
( https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bws2016-eszter-szabo?published=t )

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