Since 2017, Young Water Solutions organizes an annual event to present the initiatives of the Young Water Fellows, as the culmination of the one-month training of Young Water Fellowship programme. The ”Pitching Night 2018”, was held on September 13th at Thon Hotel EU (Brussels), and hosted more than 100 people, which included water experts, social impact investors and Ambassadors.
The Vice Prime Minister of Belgium, H.E Alexander De Croo opened the event with a key-note speech. ”Water is essential to basic comfort, it is a huge opportunity for realizing gender equality and it is closely linked to entrepreneurship – which is one of the best ways to creating better lives.”
The Pitching Night also included opening remarks from H.E. Christian Meuwly, Ambassador of Switzerland to Belgium, and interventions from Jan Goossens (Aquafin CEO), Claudio Bacigalupi (DG DEVCO) and Alice Bouman-Dentener (DiploriA). After the presentation from our Young Water Fellows, the event concluded with a ”networking cocktail”.