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Young Water Fellowship

Sobre el programa

El Young Water Fellowship (YWF) es nuestro programa insignia. Su objetivo es empoderar a j贸venes emprendedorxs procedentes de pa铆ses con ingresos medios y bajos para que creen empresas sociales que aborden problemas sobre agua, saneamiento, higiene, contaminaci贸n y escasez del agua. Para hacerlo ofrecemos una capacitaci贸n enteramente financiada sobre negocios, agua y saneamiento, capital semilla para sus proyectos piloto, y tutor铆a con expertos de alto nivel durante un a帽o.

Ofrecemos las condiciones necesarias para que j贸venes emprendedorxs creen empresas sociales de agua y saneamiento.

Call for applications

Young Water Fellows are selected through an open call for applications according to criteria that include innovation, impact, feasibility, business potential, leadership potential of the candidate

Training

Selected Fellows attend a two-weeks start-up training delivered in partnership with local and international incubators. After completion, Fellows have a viable business model to tackle a water or sanitation issue, ready to pilot.

Seed funding for pilot implementation

Fellows can apply for a seed funding grant of up to 鈧5000 to pilot their business models over 6 months following the training. So far, 97% of selected Fellows have received funding. The average amount awarded is 鈧4400.

Coaching and mentor matching

During the pilot implementation, YWS offers regular coaching calls to Fellows, and matches them with senior experts according to their needs. They also join the YWF Alumni community, where they can meet and interact with Fellows from other cohorts.

Convocatoria de candidaturas

Para obtener m谩s informaci贸n sobre las pr贸ximas ediciones del YWF y sus convocatorias, consulta la secci贸n de Aplicar section.

Nota: A partir de 2020 y hasta nuevo aviso, la Edici贸n Global del YWF se convertir谩 en un Programa de Aceleraci贸n para Alumni del YWF. No se abrir谩n m谩s solicitudes para esta edici贸n.

Impacto

Desde 2017, Young Water Solutions ha llevado a cabo tres ediciones globales del Young Water Fellowship y una edici贸n regional en 脕frica del Este, que proporcionaron formaci贸n, tutor铆a y financiaci贸n inicial a 10 j贸venes emprendedorxs en cada edici贸n. Durante la implementaci贸n de sus proyectos piloto, las empresas sociales creadas por lxs Fellows han beneficiado a m谩s de 30.000 personas en todo el mundo. Para obtener m谩s informaci贸n sobre los resultados de cada edici贸n, descarga los informes de los siguientes enlaces.

Adem谩s de implementar soluciones de agua y saneamiento (ODS 6 y 14), las empresas sociales de nuestrxs Fellows son creadas desde una perspectiva de g茅nero (ODS 5), buscan aumentar las oportunidades de empleo para j贸venes locales (ODS 8) y, consecuentemente, reducir el nivel de pobreza (ODS 1).

Comentarios de nuestros Fellows

This project changed my life, changed my vision and broke down all cultural barriers. I am very confident of myself right now, I know that even if I am a girl, even if I am indigenous, I can do anything... Because I have the potential, I have the strength to get where I want to get.

Julajuj Co

Guatemala

The training, exposure and support that comes with being a fellow is exactly the headstartI needed to get me going. The impact goes beyond me; my community will feel and see the difference in water quality and access.

Mary Gathoni

Kenya

The Fellowship was a mind-opening and elating experience. It helped bring my ambiguous innovation into a tangible and practical idea, the opportunities through the different networking sessions were incredible, the friends we made and fun are amazing experiences that I hope everyone in the WASH sector gets to experience.

Patricia Rodha

Uganda

With the helpof Young Water Solutions and cewas we were able to kick start our Social Business. It was an amazing experience... to be part of global family composed of young water professionals together with one goal: addressing global water scarcity.

Fidel Ramos

Philippines

It has been a great experience for me, I really enjoyed and learnt lots from it. It has built my confidence, broadened my entrepreneurship skills and for sure it is the best place to be.

Anna Kadari

Kenya

It should be fair to admit that this project has really been critical in enhancing my capacity and to my working team on what it takes to carry out flourishing sanitation project and widening my networks locally, regionally and internationally. This should therefore be a clear justification for my heartfelt appreciation to YWS for the financial support to implement this project.

Jonathan Nkungu

Tanzania

I really learnt a lot from being a Young Water Fellow. I had never been exposed with this kind of insight before. I faced many challenges and obstacles but all mentors have helped me through their suggestions. From here I can enrich my skills on water business and also how to make a great impact in community.

Nuha Anfaresi

Indonesia

Thanks to YWS and cewas what was just an idea, will now be a reality. This opportunity not only helped me with my social business but it was also a great life experience.

Ericka Calder贸n Vargas

Costa Rica

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of the Young Water Fellowship 2019 because with the training, mentorship and seed funding received, I now feel empowered to make a positive impact in the lives of urban slum residents in Kenya.鈥

Joyce Klu

Kenya

Being part of the Young Water Fellowship was a great letter of introduction to manage additional resources and allowed me to share my experience in different spaces both nationally and in meetings with local governments, with directors of NGOs , with other water and sanitation technicians and international ones such as the World Water Forum.

Vilma Chanta

El Salvador