Invitation: VIA Water Café on March 21st

Bringing together African innovators and the Dutch water sector


© Annemiek Kool

On Thursday the 21st of March at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, 14 of our project owners will showcase their innovations during the second VIA Water Café to be hosted in the Netherlands. We will start at 13:30 (doors of the Subtropenzaal open at 13:00), and the programme ends at 15:00 hours. This is just before the kickoff of the NWP & Aqua for All World Water Day event, also at KIT Amsterdam.

© Annemiek Kool

In the week of March 17 – 23, these 14 innovators will be visiting the Netherlands from Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, and Rwanda for an inspiring one-of-a-kind learning event called VIA GO. During this week, they will connect with experts and professional networks, as well as receive training on business development, marketing, pitching and team leadership to make their innovations stand out in the future. Furthermore, they will conduct field visits to relevant Dutch organizations that are of interest to them and to their projects. This is all done with the objective of preparing them for the continuation of their projects after the VIA Water programme ends for them.

If you are interested to join the VIA Water Café on Thursday the 21st  of March, you can register at note that you have to register separately for the NWP/Aqua for All World Water Day event (invitation only).

More information on the innovators pitching during the event can be found in the PDF below.