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Global Health Security Editor, The Telegraph
Senior Water Security Adviser, UK Department for International Development
Andy Roby is a forestry graduate with 34 years’ experience in international development and trade. After completing his MBA at Henley, he became a forestry advisor for the European Commission covering Asia and Latin America, then for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) covering West Africa. He moved to the private sector in 2002 to develop the UK timber trade responsible business programme. Last year Andy re-joined DFID to lead on Water Security and was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to reduce deforestation.
Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Great Britain
Liz started her career in consumer brand PR before joining Coca-Cola Great Britain’s Public Affairs & Communications team. Since 2007, Liz has been leading the company’s corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts in Great Britain in collaboration with the local bottling partner, Coca-Cola European Partners and working with the Western Europe sustainability team to set strategy and relevant targets. Over the last eighteen months Liz has been part of the Global Water Team, developing the 2030 water strategy for the Coca-Cola Company.
CEO, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
Neil has been WSUP’s Chief Executive since 2014, and has over two decades of experience successfully leading and growing organisations, social enterprises and innovative partnerships, in both Europe and North America.
Closing remarks from
Lord Paul Boateng
Chairman, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng DL PC is a Member of the House of Lords. He was formerly in the UK Cabinet as Chief Secretary to HM Treasury and UK High Commissioner to South Africa. He is currently Chairman of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund based in Nairobi and is on the Board of the London based Ghana International Bank. He is Chair of a number of charities working in Africa including BookAid International and the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
What will it take to bring safe water and sanitation to the poorest residents in cities?
As urban areas become the dominant habitation for the world’s population, what consequences will we face if we cannot guarantee such basics to life as affordable drinking water or a clean toilet?
WSUP has a plan; a vision for change.
Our experience shows that it is possible to reverse the trend of growing inequality and bring affordable services to those who need them most. At the heart of this vision is the understanding of the city as a system, and the need for cities to improve how they function, rather than working simply at the community level.
Please join us for an evening panel discussion and drinks reception to discuss WSUP’s vision for change.
Date: 25th February, 2020
Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN, London
Attendees should be London-based or able to travel to London. This event is for professionals with an interest in the field of water and sanitation.