1. Introduction / Background
UN-Habitat/Global Water Operators` Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) is collaborating with WaterWorX, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, and Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) to deliver a 4-day learning and exchange workshop in Rwanda on 5-8 December 2023.
The training aims to build knowledge on innovations and good practices emerging from utilities in their efforts to provide water and sanitation services to low-income customers. The training will also explore how Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) can support these efforts. It will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, one week before the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2023.
The objectives of the workshop are:
- To share knowledge on water service provision in low-income areas.
- To build on the existing community of practitioners in this field, including staff from utilities, NGOs or other institutions.
- To discuss how services to low-income customers could be better integrated in WOPs.
2. The Opportunity
To enable participation by engaged individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend, the GWOPA Secretariat invites applications for sponsorship.
What we offer:
Note 1: Applicants that are already receiving full sponsorships (travel, accommodation, meals) from other channels (e.g., WaterWorX) will not be considered eligible
Note 2: In the selection process, GWOPA will ensure geographic representation, gender and age balance among the sponsorship’s recipients
Note 3: Participants must be proficient in English (no translation will be provided)
3. Submission Requirements and Guidelines
Please submit your sponsorship form through the application form.
Julie Perkins, Programme Management Officer, Urban Basic Services Section, UN-Habitat.