The Young Water Fellowship (YWF) is our flagship programme. It aims to empower early-stage young entrepreneurs from low and middle income countries to set up social businesses that tackle water, sanitation & hygiene, water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them a fully-funded intensive training in business & WASH, seed funding grants for their pilot projects, and mentorship support from senior level experts during one year.
We provide the enabling conditions for young entrepreneurs to create water and sanitation social businesses.
Calls for applications
To know about the next YWF editions and their call for applications, visit the Apply section.
Note: From 2020 onwards and until further notice, YWF Global editions have been transformed into an acceleration programme for YWF Alumni. There will be no open applications for this edition.
Since 2017, Young Water Solutions has implemented three global editionsof the Young Water Fellowship and one regional edition in East Africa, all of which provided training, mentorship and seed funding to 10 young entrepreneurs. As a result of their YWF pilot initiatives, Fellows ’businesses have benefited over 30,000 people worldwide. To learn more about the outcomes of each edition, please download the reports using the links below.