Embracing bold innovation and empowering women to provide clean and safe water to 40 million people in East Africa by the year 2022. That is the goal of Women & Water, an extraordinary collaboration between the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Right Now! and Rotary. A group of up to 15 female water professionals from 6 East African countries will be trained in Delft (The Netherlands) for a period of one year. During their training they will work together with experts to improve upon existing water projects in their home countries and – alternatively – to initiate new projects.
The objective of Women & Water is to scale-up best practices and strengthening the role of female water professionals in decision making and building local capacity among, notably, women. The public, private and faith-based sectors are invited to join forces to address one of the greatest challenges the world faces: proper management of water resources. While at the same time empowering women, the key stakeholders in water and sanitation.
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