Development cooperation , 17.12.2013

Support to Finnish Water Forum


Finnish Water Forum is a network of water sector actors, which promotes coopertation between public and private sectors and civil society to support the goals of developing and emerging economies and Finnish development policy. Finnish Water Forum is a unique organization, which unites basically the whole sector. It is well positioned to create partnerships between the public and provate sectors and civil society. The significance of such partnerships has increased for example in the Rio+20 process and they will have a central role in implementation of the post-2015 agenda. Finnish Water Forum promotes the use of Finnish know-how in development banks and international organizations, organizes study visits and meetings for delegations from develping countries, joint presentations of Finnish water sector in international development events, info events together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, spreads information about water issues in developing countries, produces background information and supports the regional departments of the Ministry on water related questions. Finnish Water Forum contributes indirectly to improved capacity of developed countries to solve water related problems, better water governance, improved water quality and development of the water sector through various partnerships. The support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Finnish Water Forum is 120 000 euros in 2014.

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Funding decision  17.12.2013

120 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • 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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