May 31, 2022June 1, 2022

Decentralised Nature-Based Waste Water Treatment as a Solution to the Acute Water and Sanitation Crisis

Our interview with Ziad Hussami, CEO and Co-Founder at Mrüna In many countries, traditional waste water treatment infrastructures remain highly inefficient. The systems are centralised with kilometers of sewer pipes that are difficult to maintain and a network that is challenging to service and does not reach poorer suburbs and informal settlements. Ziad Hussami, a...

February 23, 2022March 15, 2022

See you at the World Water Forum in Dakar!

Join our networking session at the World Water Forum in Dakar! Come meet and mingle with WASH entrepreneurs, investors, enablers, policy makers and other experts. Learn more about the SWEP’s work and help us build a strong ecosystem for WASH entrepreneurship in West Africa. And because it’s also our 5th anniversary, we offer food and drinks, celebrate...

November 19, 2021November 22, 2021

Bara Wahbeh : ” Water savings and GHG emissions reductions must be monetised!”

Bara Wahbeh, the CEO of the Jordan-based sanitation enterprise AKYAS is the winner of this year’s Sarphati Sanitation Challenge. In this interview with Aqua for All, he talks about his award-winning toilet system for communities without access to sewage systems, the taboos around sanitation and the challenges and rewards of being a sanitation innovator. Read the interview.

May 31, 2021June 3, 2021

What we’ve been up to in West Africa, so far…

Many of our members have already been active in the region for several years and we have recently launched our first joint initiatives. Find out more in the lines below.  YWS and cewas support 18 pilot projects in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire  Two west-African editions of the Young Water Fellowship (YWF), a programme providing training...

May 31, 2021June 1, 2021

Turning our eyes to West Africa:

SWEP to untap potential of innovative WASH entrepreneurs in the region Collaborating to create strong WASH entrepreneurship ecosystems has been at the heart of what we have been doing with the SWEP from our early days in 2017 until now. Since being joined by several new members, this mission of ours has gained even greater...

May 29, 2021May 31, 2021

Oklin Kone : « Une grande partie de la population s’expose à des morsures et des maladies en allant faire ses besoins. Nous voulons changer cette situation ! »

Avant de lancer sa propre entreprise sociale, Oklin Kone a travaillé durant plusieurs années pour une ONG active dans le domaine de la santé au niveau mondial. Profondément touché par les conditions sanitaires qu’il a rencontrées dans le nord de son pays, la Côte d’Ivoire, Oklin a décidé de passer à l’action en montant son...

March 21, 2021August 20, 2021

Listen to our new podcast!

Video (subtitles in French): Episode 5: Measuring Impact as a WASH Business Episode 4: Finding and keeping great staff for your WASH Business Episode 3: Raising investment for your WASH Businesses Episode 2: Partnering with the public sector Episode 1: Raising Grants for WASH Businesses

February 22, 2021February 22, 2021

BASEflow: “Drilling boreholes is easy…. keeping the water flowing is the hard part!”

Muthi Nhlema has spent most of his working life in Malawi’s development sector. Bothered by the lack of urgency around certain practices and outcomes in the field and the cases of “cosmetic charity” he witnessed, he created his own social business BASEflow in 2017. He wanted it to be the organisation that is brave enough...

November 21, 2020November 21, 2020

Water and sanitation entrepreneurs at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic (part 2)

Creative solutions for challenging times! In the second part of our panorama of innovative water and sanitation business solutions, we asked Flowless and NAWASSCOAL to tell us more about their experience with COVID-19 and how they adapted their business over the past few months. Read more. Flowless – Smart Water Quality and Flow Management (Palestine) Flowless is a...