• New foreign trade & development cooperation policy the Netherlands

    March 2, 2018

    Development cooperation needs to become more effective and efficient. The Netherlands has therefore undertaken a fundamental review of development policy: It has decided to assist fewer partner countries while focusing on 4 spearhead areas in which the Netherlands can add special value. In a new policy document for foreign trade and development cooperation Minister for…

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  • Unique opportunity for initiators and entrepreneurial personalities!

    February 26, 2018

    International Course “Market-led SMARTechs for water and agriculture” in Mzuzu, Malawi from the 19th to the 23rd of March 2018. Apply now! The SMART Centre Group, SNV and Aqua for All are organizing a course to provide policy makers and practitioners in water and agricultural management with a holistic set of knowledge and skills to…

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  • Impact investors Spring Health visit Odisha, India

    February 15, 2018

    In January Sjef Ernes and Program Manager Public Private Partnerships, Astrid van Agthoven set of to Odisha to visit Spring Health. Here’s their story: ‘No better birthday gift than hopping on a plane to sunny Bhubaneswar in India, escaping the dark and flu-ridden Netherlands!  Together with other impact investors we visited Spring Health,  a social enterprise delivering clean drinking water…

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    February 12, 2018

    How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution? By using the solutions we already find in nature.  The 22nd of March is UN World Water Day and the theme is ‘The answer is in nature’ Yearly network event World Water Day in the Hague This year on World Water Day Netherlands Water Partnership &…

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  • Sharing lessons learned in market led approaches for safe water at point of use in Ethiopia

    February 8, 2018

      At the completion of the Self Supply Acceleration program in Ethiopia as part of a larger program coordinated by the Millennium Water Alliance we want to share two documents with our insights: 1) Our approach, insights and lessons learned from the ‘Try and buy HWTS pilot’. This pilot resulted in valuable insights to improve current (businesswise) practices in HWTS and…

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  • The ‘Open Water Innovation Challenge’

    January 9, 2018

      Together with Outside Inc & the New World Campus we organize the ‘Open Water Innovation Challenge’ to challenge entrepreneurs & companies to come up with innovative solutions for SDG6 (clean water & sanitation). It’s a call for companies and entrepreneurs to work on innovative solutions to solve the problem of the ‘Last Mile’: How do…

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  • PPPLab Day: Achieving the potential of PPPs for Transformational Change

    December 14, 2017

      On the 30th of November PPPLab organized a full-house session on financing PPPs.  In the invitation they promised to ‘Show the money!’ but of course all participants quickly landed with their feet on the floor when ‘the banker’ shouted:  ‘Show me the bankable projects!’ and the ‘impact funder’ added: ‘Show me the impact!’ An…

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  • Safi Sana winner of ‘Doing Business in Africa’ Award

    November 30, 2017

    We are very proud of our partner Safi Sana for winning  the ‘Doing Business in Africa’ Award! According tot he NABC Report: ‘The Ghana-based company is unique in the sense that they are the first to launch a complete circular industry: converting human waste into electrical power, clean water for irrigation and organic fertilizer. Not only do they create commercial profit from waste,…

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    Safi Sana longlisted for ‘Doing Business in Africa’ Award!

    November 9, 2017

    Safi Sana has been longlisted for the Netherlands-Africa Business Council ‘Doing Business in Africa’ Award, a competition that looks to promote innovative, sustainable and profitable enterprises. They create sustainable opportunities in developing countries through business driven, replicable programs that combine sanitation, waste management, energy & agriculture. As partner of Safi Sana we are very proud…

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