Rokeya Ahmed is a Water and Sanitation Specialist in the Water Global Practice at the World Bank. She has over 16 years of experience in the South Asia region, much of which has been in Bangladesh, on sanitation. She has contributed to the promotion of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Sanitation Marketing by engaging the private sector and financing institutes.
Jessica Lopez is an Operations Officer with the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid. She joined the World Bank in 2011, where she has developed expertise in results-based financing (RBF), focusing on the use of RBF instruments to mobilize private capital for pro-poor investments. While she has worked across multiple sectors, most of her operational experience has been in water and sanitation, where she is currently working on projects in Bangladesh and Kenya. She previously worked with the United Nations as a Researcher on climate change and economic development, and holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from American University.