Helping water and sanitation service providers help one another reach the SDGs

The EU-WOP Programme, funded by the European Union and managed by UN-Habitat led GWOPA, leverages the demonstrated capacity of utilities to help one another reach the SDGs
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The initiative will fund approximately 30, 3-year-long Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) projects in developing countries, with a total funding available of USD 8.3M.
The agreement has been signed between the EU and UN-Habitat.
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An opportunity for utilities to help one another

Open call for Water Operators Partnerships Projects opening soon!
Up to 30 projects of 200 — 400,000 USD elegible for funding
Decentralized collaboration between peer water and sanitation service providers
Helping improve capacity, performance and finance to meet the SDGs
North-South, South-South and Triangular partnerships

QUICK OVERVIEW

elegible projects
Approximately 30 water operators’ partnerships
funding
A total of USD 8.3 million
why
Improve the capacity of the beneficiary utility(ies) to achieve SDGs
Who can apply
Water and sanitation operators or local governments
how to apply
First phase of application process: concept note submission
when
From December 2020 to January 2021

WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE

Water and sanitation service providers all over the world face common challenges.
You might…
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Become a mentor or mentee utility and engage in a water operators’ partnership (wop) funded by the EU and supported by gwopa/un-habitat
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Strengthen or help strengthen the utility’s capacity for sustainable improvements in a cost-effective manner
3
Get or share knowledge, skills and new processes to induce operational, organizational, and performance improvement
4
Facilitate wops and prepare for or accompany large-scale investment
5
Engage in a global network of solidarity!
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Contribute to the SDGs, share and get visibility!
“Having potable water improves our sanitation and health, and simplifies our life, giving us more time and energy to attend other productive chores (…) Also, the children have enough time to concentrate on their education.”
Gertrude and Happiness
Changalume, Malawi

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

Enhance the capacity of the beneficiary sanitation and water utilities in the programme
Improve the performance of the beneficiary sanitation and water utilities in the programme
Increase the capacity and commitment for continued effective and inclusive Water Operators’ Partnerships by diverse stakeholders
Increase opportunities for funding

NEW TO WOPS? GWOPA CAN HELP YOU!

GWOPA/UN-Habitat is pleased to introduce you to the Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) world! If you do not know how to get started, we are here to help you…

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UNDERSTAND WHAT A WOP IS
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FIND A PARTNER
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START A WOP
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KNOWLEDGE GUIDANCE