Africa

The Regional Section establishes and maintains contacts with African institutions and companies, participates in trade fairs and organises trips and conferences to facilitate the initiation of business by German companies and institutions in the water sector in Africa.

An important pillar of the Regional Section is GAPWAS – German-African Partnership for Water and Sanitation, the Chamber and Association Partnership with the African Water and Sanitation Association (AfWASA). The partnership project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is currently in its third year. Within the framework of GAPWAS, our members receive numerous opportunities for networking with the most important operators in sub-Saharan Africa or offers to conduct technical training.

In addition, there is the recently approved PartnerAfrica project, under which GWP and AfWASA are establishing the African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA) in Kampala, Uganda.

Our latest format “Ask the Experts” promotes the German-African exchange of expertise in the water and sanitation sector and offers speakers unique access to the professional audience of the target markets.

The current focus countries of the Regional Section are: Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa. In principle, we conduct activities throughout sub-Saharan Africa and tailor our focus to the interests of the membership.

Events

News & Information

Season’s Greetings

German Water Partnership wishes you a happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

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THE BLUE ECONOMY ROUND in Cairo: Press conference on EWWI Egypt Water, Waste & Infrastructure

A press conference in Cairo on July 25, 2023 kicked off the upcoming EWWI, which will be held October 1-3, 2023, with the participation of GWP and other international partners.

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International online conference BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues 2023 on „Closing the Loop – Circular Water Economy“

Titled “Closing the Loop – Circular Water Economy”, the BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues will focus on the important topic of closed water cycles on 8 November 2023. The consequences of global climate change and the increasing scarcity of resources call for new and holistic ways of managing water.

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Global WOPs Congress and WOP Forum – A week dedicated to international operator partnerships

The week from 22nd to 26th May 2023 was all about international operator partnerships: The 5th WOP Congress in Bonn kicked things off and GWP was actively involved in the event programme by co-organising two sessions about the utility platform.

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