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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. 馃挦 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聽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聽#sdg6 The Majipreneurs summit also included a...

Today is World Toilet Day!

Today is World Toilet Day!聽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....

Come work with us

Do you have a background and experience in admin/accountancy/HR, speak fluently English and French, have EU working rights, and are excited about joining a youthful organization making great impact in the water sector? Then this opportunity may be for you! At YWS we are in a growth phase with significant potential for expanding our activities in the years to come. Having a team of one Director General and 3 programme managers with sometimes additional trainees, the team has until now managed by itself all admin tasks mostly setting up ad hoc procedures and practices which are time consuming and difficult to transfer. Now, we are...

First Young Water Fellowship’s edition in Asia!

We are proud to announce the launch of our first edition of the Young Water Fellowship in Asia! Indeed, this year we are implementing the Young Water Fellowship in Bangladesh.   In Bangladesh, only 59% of the population is using safely managed water services and worse, only 39% of it has access to safely managed sanitation services. Inequalities between the richest and poorest are particularly high as highlighted by the estimated ratio for overall WASH services, which was 4:9 in 2019 (JMP 2020). Women hygiene is also an important issue as there are still 30% of female students that miss school each month due to the...

e-Hackathon en agua y saneamiento #LAC 2022

Cewas, Young Water Solutions, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y el Fondo de Cooperaci贸n para Agua y Saneamiento (FCAS) invitan a j贸venes innovadores latinoamericanos/as a participar del e-Hackathon 2022 para generar emprendimientos que contribuyan a la soluci贸n de problemas de agua y saneamiento聽en asentamientos informales de Am茅rica Latina y el Caribe. El evento de 2 d铆as de duraci贸n reunir谩 a equipos de j贸venes para dise帽ar emprendimientos con alto impacto social, a la vez de compartir ideas y experiencias con otros j贸venes latinoamericanos. Los grupos ganadores recibir谩n como premio su participaci贸n en la edici贸n 2022 del Programa de incubaci贸n Young Water Fellowship Latinoam茅rica, que incluye...

YWF Latinoam茅rica edici贸n 2022

Young Water Solutions anuncia la apertura del proceso de aplicaci贸n para participar del programa Young Water Fellowship Latinoam茅rica 2022. Para su segunda edici贸n en Latinoam茅rica, YWS ofrecer谩 a 10 emprendedores (鈥淵oung Water Fellows鈥) y sus equipos la posibilidad de participar en el programa beneficiando de 1 a帽o de apoyo incluyendo capacitaci贸n sobre negocios, agua y saneamiento; coaching y mentoreo; oportunidades de networking para incrementar exponencialmente sus redes de apoyo en el sector del agua y saneamiento, as铆 como capital semilla para los primeros pasos de la implementaci贸n de sus emprendimientos sociales.聽El programa Young Water Fellowship ofrece a j贸venes (18 a 30 a帽os)聽un a帽o de apoyo...