The WAITRO Innovation Award application deadline is coming in the next 2 days - June 12th. This is after it was extended due to COVID-19 to ensure members have a fair chance to apply.
Also according to a statement by the secretariat, other in-person project-specific workshops will not take place but the selected project teams will get the chance to participate in online pitch training in September.
The Award is intended to speed up technological innovations that contribute to the 2030 Agenda. It encourages innovators from WAITRO member organizations to form project teams and jointly develop innovative solutions to solve water-related challenges around the globe.
Once successful, WAITRO will reward two innovative proposals of project teams with 25,000 USD each. This source of seed-funding should enable the teams to get their project off the ground. They will also receive publicity on WAITRO’s website, get the chance to participate in online pitch training, and the opportunity to promote their idea at the WAITRO General Assembly and 50th WAITRO Anniversary in October 2020 which will take place virtually.
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Article by Jedidah Mwangi