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...

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 23, 2020November 23, 2020

Aqua for All turning its eyes on Senegal

From 10 – 20 November 2020, Aqua for All undertook its first mission to Senegal for a better understanding of the Senegalese water and sanitation economy. We identified the needs of WASH entrepreneurs and explored opportunities for future collaborations with partners working on the realisation of SDG 6. A country with great entrepreneurial potential During...

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...

October 15, 2020November 21, 2020

Running marathons to cure water blindness – Meet water advocate Mina Guli

#Sweat4Soap: The successful campaign on Global Handwashing Day  From having no interest in running and sports as a child, Mina Guli proceeded to run several marathons to raise awareness on the global water problem. To commemorate her 50th birthday (October 10) and the Global Handwashing Day (October 15), Mina launched #Sweat4Soap, a week-long campaign from...

August 26, 2020November 16, 2020

Water and sanitation entrepreneurs at the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis (part 1)

Creative solutions for challenging times In the past few months, many of the entrepreneurs in our network have been giving everything to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, using their creativity, adaptability and flexibility to come up with new business models and new ways to help their battered communities. Have a look at our panorama of innovative...