Based on the demand that the joint programme intends to create specifically in integrating climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and gender equality in the governance of integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene, there are three options that are considered in collaborating with the private sector:

Private Water Service Providers and Private Schools and Academies

1. Engaging them in the conduct of technical and advisory assistance to serve as mentors/coach in good governance of integrated safe water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as the development and sharing of relevant tools, technologies and best practives in local water governance including development of business models for sustainability. In this way, the private sector can be engaged by the regional hubs.

Private Suppliers of Materials for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Companies with CSR Programmes

2. Mobilize resources and supplies from the private sector to finance investment requirement of the water and sanitation sector>

3. Development of low cost technologies