Today, strong local water and sanitation utilities are more important than ever. Recognizing the continued importance of the Water Operators Partnerships practice, UN-Habitat is pleased to open a hosting call for it's GWOPA Secretariat, to continue refining and scaling up the approach to help more local water and sanitation service providers deliver sustainable services to all globally.
The opportunity to host UN-Habitat's GWOPA for a 5 year period arises upon the expiry of the current hosting agreement with Barcelona, Spain where the GWOPA Secretariat has been based since 2013, thanks to the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
The Secretariat is focused on strengthening public water utilities around the world and enhancing collaboration between them. As a global convener, GWOPA brings diverse water and urban stakeholders including governments at local, regional and national levels, financial partners, development organizations, private utilities, civil society and labour unions together around the same table.
The hosting call is open to any United Nations Member State or public entity endorsed by its national government.
For further information, please see the hosting call.