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Origin our logo

The Logo being the graphic representation of company’s or association’s identity, UAWS wanted to give itself a new identification card in its bid to change. This new face should without any doubt enable the association to position itself at the continental and even international level. This is the reason why a contest for the most beautiful logo was launched on Association’s initiative. Out of the 45 candidates who started the context, 5 were short listed by the selection commission of…


AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
has sought over the years to facilitate capacity development of utilities and influence sector policy by providing sound professional viewpoints on emerging issues and engaging other actors on such issues. For instance, it has recently developed leadership programme for its members, such as the African Water Operators Partnership (WOP-Africa) to support water and sanitation utilities in improving quality service coverage and their governance as well. This programme is jointly implemented with UN-Habitat, USAID, International Water Association (IWA) and the…


With the recent merger with ESAR-IWA, the Southern and Eastern African representation of the International Water Association, AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
is now the unique lead-representation of the professional organizations in the water and sanitation sector in Africa. The Association is onwards strongly positioned to positively contribute to the sector agenda-setting, policy development, needs identification, promote innovation and new approaches. By so doing, AfWAAfWADefinition: African Water Association...
seeks to be at the upfront in implementing the African Head of State Sharm El-Sheikh 2008 Declaration aiming at…

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Scholarship for Young Water and Sanitation Professional Program West-Africa 2017 - 2018
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