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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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    How to finance sanitation services?

    November 3, 2017

    The Sarphati Sanitation Award winners (Sasha Kramer, SOIL and Abhijit Banerji, FINISH Society) and nominee (Catherine Kisamwa, Sidian Bank) held a keynote speech during the Sarphati Sanitation Solutions Seminar on Tuesday 31st of October, organized by World Waternet and moderated by Lidi Remmelzwaal, Chair of the Sarphati Jury. Experiences from Haiti, India and Kenya inspired…

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    Let’s make Sarphati’s legacy accessible for future generations!

    October 24, 2017

    During the Opening Ceremony of the AIWW the Sarphati Sanitation Awards will be handed out. In the 19th century in Amsterdam doctor and entrepreneur Samuel Sarphati set up one of the first Public-private partnerships for sanitation. In sanitation and wastewater management there’s a lot to gain. Access to adequate sanitation will create a sound livelihood and recycling wastewater will contribute to…

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  • Sasha Kramer of Soil will receive the Sarphati Sanitation Award 2017

    October 19, 2017

    The jury of the Sarphati Sanitation Awards has decided to honor Sasha Kramer, co-founder of SOIL, the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding work to provide sustainable sanitation services in Haiti. Sasha developed EcoSan latrines that store human waste in removable 15-gallon drums for composting. This compost can be used to make soil more healthier…

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  • Sarphati Sanitation Awards 2017 – the Jury has decided!

    October 5, 2017

    World Waternet , Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honor the outstanding contribution of individuals or organizations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. This year the Sarphati Sanitation Awards will be handed out for the third time during the Amsterdam International Water Week on Monday…

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