AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Investing In Renewable Solutions for Water

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


India and Online

Date & time

23 April 2020



23 April 2020


About this event

Investing In Renewable Solutions for Water

23rd April 2020, Thursday
1:30pm – 2:30pm IST / 4:00pm – 5:00pm SGT


Globally, over 800 million people lack basic services to safe and affordable drinking water. Coupled with the impacts of climate change, the situation will get worse not only for those in the last mile but also for the most privileged countries. Effectively addressing water challenges and climate change will require new approaches to policymaking, technological innovations, and market-based solutions to take into account the complex ecosystem.

By bringing together water and climate communities to explore collaborative solutions, this webinar will:

  1. Showcase innovative solutions that can be scalable and replicable in other regions
  2. Identify opportunities and challenges harnessing clean technology for water solutions.
  3. Discuss new approaches to think differently about water infrastructure through the lens of clean energy, and surface various financial mechanisms that can help invest in such solutions.

For enquires, please contact Prachi at [email protected].

Sandeep Roy Choudhury
VNV Advisory Services

Sandeep is a co-founder at VNV Advisory Services, a social enterprise working with communities & climate change. He heads VNV’s ownership on low carbon social development projects such as sustainable agriculture, social forestry, clean cooking, water access , rural energy access, blue carbon and waste management. His work encompasses over 4 million rural households across the South Asia region & over 40 NGOs and implementation partners. He is recently involved in spearheading VNVs efforts towards rural water access, crop storage, agri linkages and working with models of innovative financing through existing climate finance mechanisms to achieve scalability. He is on the board of numerous non – profits working on climate related projects including Worldview International Foundation , Bangladesh Bondhu Foundation & Environment Protection Center Nepal . Sandeep has over 17 years of industry experience and is a Salzburg global fellow. He is also a director at “Carbon Initiative forum “, a non-profit working on climate change awareness and co- chair of the International Carbon reduction Alliance.

Vikas Kataria
Director – Resource Mobilisation
WaterAid India

Vikas has professional experience of over two decades in global banking and more recently in the not-for-profit sector. Vikas has been associated with WaterAid India as a part of the senior management for about three years and is responsible for financial sustainability of the organisation. Prior to joining WaterAid India, Vikas has served in globally reputed organisations at various leadership positions. He was associated with CARE India as the Executive Director for Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, where he was responsible for building up resource mobilisation and brand for the organisation through various channels. Prior to this, he worked with HelpAge India as Director, responsible for building strategic alliances, partnerships and strategic initiatives for corporate social responsibility. He is a double postgraduate in Management with Business Economics, and Psychology, a certified CSR professional and a trained ‘Social broker’ to deal with multi-stakeholder projects.

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