The EU-WOP Programme launches call for proposals to advance progress on SDG 6

Peer support partnerships will boost public utilities’ capacity, performance and access to finance, in support of sustainable water and sanitation services for all.

Bonn, Germany, 15 January 2021 – The EU-WOP Programme has launched a call for proposals for not-for-profit peer partnerships. This is the first step in a four-year Programme, financed by the European Union and implemented by GWOPA UN-Habitat, supporting water and sanitation utilities through Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs).

Water Operators’ Partnerships work by mobilizing the skills of professionals and workers in well-performing utilities to mentor their peers to improve. WOPs focus on capacity development and sustainability to foster service improvements that are inclusive and that aim to bring lasting local benefits.

The Programme will fund between 20 and 30 not-for-profit peer partnerships with between USD 250,000 and 450,000 over three years.

More information at the UN-Habitat website.

Full details of the call are available here.

Call for Proposal at UN-Habitat webpage (link