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Ahafo Water Seeds Programme, Ghana

Are you 18-30 years old? Are you curious about water entrepreneurship?Come as a team to shape or refine your business idea with us! The ideation programme includes: A hackathon from April 2nd to April 4thTraining sessions conducted via phone spanning over several monthsA four-day on-site bootcamp for the selected teamsMentorship and coachingNetworking opportunities Don't miss this unique opportunity to start your water business in the Ahafo region of Ghana!Deadline for applications:1 March 2024Apply here! If you have any questions concerning this programme, please get in touch with: charlotte@youngwatersolutions.org ...

Young Water Fellowship Sudamérica 2023/24: Convocatoria abierta

Luego de tres ediciones que incubaron a 28 start-ups latinoamericanas, en 2023-2024 se realizará la cuarta edición de este programa, que tiene como objetivo la incubación de 12 empresas sociales innovadoras lideradas por jóvenes emprendedores, que contribuyan a la solución de problemas de agua, saneamiento, higiene, contaminación del agua y / o escasez de agua en América del Sur. 3 de estos equipos de jóvenes se eligirán a través del Hackathon 2023 prestador-emprendedor, a realizarse en spetiembre 2023. YWS elegirá a los 9 restantes a través de esta convocatoria pública. El programa Young Water Fellowship ofrece un año de apoyo que incluye: Capacitación semi-presencial en negocios aplicado a empresas de...

Desafío Agua en Positivo – México

Estamos en la búsqueda de emprendimientos que resuelvan retos de acceso al agua, al saneamiento y la restauración del agua México. ¿Te sumas? Lanzamos junto a P&G, Fondo Unido y Makesense el Desafío Agua en Positivo, que propone a 15 equipos participantes la posibilidad de acceder a un taller virtual de 3 días (1-3 de septiembre), para fortalecer su idea de negocio a partir de herramientas y del apoyo de mentores. Los 3 equipos ganadores recibirán: Hasta $60,000 MXN para implementar la solución en comunidades vulnerables.La participación en un Bootcamp presencial de acompañamiento de pre-incubación con capacitaciones de negocios, agua y saneamiento.Mentorías individuales para fortalecer su emprendimiento.Vinculación con la comunidad nacional e...

Hackathon en agua y saneamiento

Invitamos a jóvenes de Córdoba (Argentina), Querétaro (México) y Quito (Ecuador) a participar en el Hackathon en agua y saneamiento: prestador-emprendedor, que tiene el objetivo de fomentar el desarrollo de soluciones innovadoras a los desafíos en la prestación de los servicios de agua y saneamiento de operadores claves de la región, mediante la colaboración con emprendedores locales. En este Hackathon de 3 días de duración, participarán unos 150 jóvenes de Córdoba (Argentina), Querétaro (México) y Quito (Ecuador). Se realizará de forma presencial y en paralelo en las ciudades indicadas, con la facilitación de cewas y Young Water Solutions, organizaciones líderes en emprendimientos de jóvenes en el sector de...

Call for Applications in South Africa: Our ManziMakers Challenge

We are above excited to launch our new 6-month support programme in South Africa! The ManziMakers Challenge provides young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to strengthen early-stage business ideas based on specific challenges and existing gaps in water, sanitation, hygiene, and solid waste in vulnerable communities, with a specific focus on solutions that also address challenges related to climate change. Do you have an innovative idea that is still in its early stages? Register to participate in this unique opportunity to improve your venture. The deadline for applications is July 3rd! The 5 winning groups will receive pre-incubation support as a prize, which includes coaching sessions, a fully funded 4-day...

YWF Bangladesh 2021 – Monitoring visits

Throwback to the monitoring visits of the YWF Bangladesh 2021! At the end of the incubation programmes, YWS organizes monitoring visits of the pilot projects, conducted most of the time by the local incubator in charge of co-implementing the programme, Ygap Bangladesh, in this case. What is the goal of the monitoring visits? Their aim is to make sure that the reality of the pilot is aligned with what the entrepreneur has reported, but not only. They enable the entrepreneur and us to assess the technology, interview the beneficiaries and control the operations. This enables the entrepreneur to have the most positive impact possible...

International Women’s day

Today, we would like to highlight and acknowledge the tremendous work achieved by our women entrepreneurs improving access to WASH all around the world. 💦 The links between WASH & Women The results of supporting women WASH entrepreneurs The story of Bernadette Bernadette Ojao, founder and CEO of WABIBI Pads is one of our Fellows of the YWF Uganda 2021 solving period poverty. When she started her business she carried out a community survey in Kamwokya, an urban slum in Kampala,and discovered that over 60% of women in that community were unable to afford monthly disposable products and therefore ended up using unhygienic solutions like newspapers, old cloth...

Majipreneurs summit in Kampala

Throwback to the Majipreneurs Summit co-organized by Young Water Solutions in Uganda On the 2nd and 3rd of February, YWS co-organized and participated in the Majipreneurs Summit whose ambitious goal was to shape the future of Uganda's WASH entrepreneurship ecosystem YWS partnered with Viva con Agua, WASEU and cewas to give life to this 2-day summit.With 120 participants, this summit has made great connections between stakeholders of the WASH ecosystem. We are proud to have seen our Fellows pitching their social businesses on stage. Hard work and commitment to greater good have led these young entrepreneurs to significant results, contributing to #sdg6 The Majipreneurs summit also included a...

Today is World Toilet Day!

Today is World Toilet Day! This day, established by the UN in 2013 to inspire action and bring awareness to the lack of access to safely managed toilets all over the world and reach the goal of SDG 6: water and sanitation for all. From 2017 to 2022 in our 5 programmes combined, 11 of our fellows have provided solutions centered on issues related to toilet accessibility and use.Currently we are supporting 3 fellows that are tackling the issue of open defecation by improving the access to and the quality of toilets through our incubation programme in Latin America and our pre-acceleration programme in West Africa....

Young Water Fellowship: our editions in Senegal, Uganda, Latam and Bangladesh are coming to an end

We are concluding 4 of our programmes at the end of this year: YWF Bangladesh 2021, YWF Senegal 2021, YWF Uganda 2021, and YWF Latam 2022.  To conclude each programme, we host "pitching nights" for the fellows to present the results of their start-ups to major stakeholders. These events provide a collaborative space where the young entrepreneurs can get feedback from important WASH entrepreneurship stakeholders and a networking moment for them to find the support they need to pursue their businesses. YWF Senegal 2021: 17th November in Dakar The Pitching Night of the Senegal programme just happened on Thursday 17th of November, at the French Institute of Dakar....