Development cooperation ,08.06.2017

Support to Finnish Water Forum


The Finnish Water Forum (FWF) brings together different actors in the water sector, promotes them and makes them better known in the international markets. FWF enhances the collaboration of public and private sectors and the civil society in supporting the developing countries' objectives and the Finnish development policy objectives in the water sector. FWF is a unique organization while it brings together practically all the water sector actors, with currently 110 member organizations. The development cooperation work of the FWF aims to create new water sector partnerships between the Finnish actors and the actors in the developing countries and to enhance the participation of the private sector to development cooperation activities. The work is done through networking, advocacy and communications. The impacts of the Finnish Water Forum activities contribute specifically to Finland's long-term partner countries, other countries with recognized need to of co-operation and countries in transition. FWF enhances the capacity building of the developing countries in solving water related challenges, in effective water governance, in improving water protection and in the development of the sector through partnerships. FWF has successfully supported the transition from the traditional water sector development cooperation to new forms of collaboration especially in Vietnam. It is proposed that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will support the development cooperation activities of the Finnish Water Forum with the amount of 120 000 euro in 2017. The support will be granted as state aid.

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Funding decision  08.06.2017

120 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Water resources policy and administrative management 40%
  • Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation 50%
  • Waste management/disposal 10%

Funding channel

  • Suomen vesifoorumi ry
  • Suomen vesifoorumi ry



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