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 Association (AfWA). 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 AfWA 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.


News & Information

Delegation trip to the 9th World Water Forum 2022 in Dakar, Senegal

The World Water Forum, the world’s largest event on water, was held for the 9th time from 21 to 26 March 2022 – but for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa.

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German Water Partnership expands cooperation with the African water sector

The African continent represents an important market for companies in the German water sector, with its significance steadily increasing. Technologies and know-how “Made in Germany” offer an opportunity to counteract the challenges of local water and sanitation supply. German Water Partnership e.V. (GWP) is therefore expanding its activities in Africa: with the establishment of an African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA), the chamber and association partnership project GAPWAS with the African Water Association (AfWA), a German delegation trip to the 9th World Water Forum 2022 in Dakar as well as upcoming activities of the GWP Regional Section Africa.

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“Ask the Experts” – Second Edition | Leakage Detection

After the successful implementation of “Ask the Experts” with exciting presentations and over 60 participants from Germany and Africa, we are looking forward to the second session on January 20th, 2022. This time, the topic of “leakage detection” will be at the center of the presentations and discussions.

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GWP is a partner at the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit in London

We are delighted to be supporting the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit in London on 22-23 February 2022. The World Water-Tech Innovation Summit has become a catalyst for innovation and an annual meeting place for the global water ecosystem. Utilities, regulators, engineering firms, technology giants, start-ups, and investors come together to share their experiences and identify future partners.

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