WAPPP Abu Dhabi PPP Forum

organized by WAPPP
Session Type
Session Themes
Public-Private Partnerships
Room number
Hall 2 Room 6
Contact Email
17 - 18 October 2023
09:00 - 18:00 Abu Dhabi

Public-Private Partnerships are a vital tool to promote investment in sustainable infrastructure and the energy transition. As pointed out in UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2023, infrastructure projects in which international investors join hands with governments and development banks achieve the lowest cost of finance.

The Annual Congress of the World Association of PPP Units and Professionals is the WAPPP flagship event. It will be held for the first time in person in Abu Dhabi during the WIF. WAPPP is a leading voice in the public-private partnership industry. It has over 400 members, with about 50 PPP Units and over 350 PPP professionals and corporate members.

The congress, through multiple sessions, will discuss how to mainstream PPPs in public investment plans, how to promote SDG-driven and climate resilient public-private partnerships, and what options are available to strengthen capacity building on PPPs in developing countries.

Session themes:

  • What are the challenges to increasing the use of PPPs for public sector investment projects?
  • With the prospective shift of multilateral development banks towards financing energy transition projects, what is needed to maximize the involvement and contribution of PPPs?
  • What are the most pressing capacity building needs in developing countries to position PPP units for growing demand, and how can support be mobilized?


Chief Executive Officer of the International Sustainability & Resilience Center in New Orleans and Chair, WAPPP Sustainability & Resilience Chapter
Executive Director, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Executive Director, LTIIA and Chief Executive Officer, FAST Infra Group
President, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Head of the Editorial Committee, World Association of PPP Units & PPP Professionals (WAPPP)
Director a.i of the Production, Productivity and Management Division, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Executive Director, PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Uganda
Director, PPP Central Unit, Ministry of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt
Chief Executive Director, Investment Board Nepal (IBN)
Head of the Investment Unit, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), United Mexican States
Executive Director, Strategy & Planning Department and Deputy Chairman, Investment Committee, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)