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Innovate 4 Water - Nigeria

Join us for Innovate 4 Water – Nigeria ! 💧

📅 When: November 27 - 28, 2018

🗺️ Where: Abuja, Nigeria

🚰 The role of private sector in providing innovative solutions to the water sector in Nigeria

ℹ️ Webpage for the forum in Abuja (for information and registration)

Are you a Nigerian / West African / World expert in:

Water related business? Utility? Water, sanitation and related development issues? Sustainable Development Goals? Access to basic services for low income populations? Business and human rights? Market-based solutions? Impact investing? Social entrepreneurship? Blended finance? Circular economy? Decentralized business models?

Innovate 4 Water Abuja is for you:

2 days of matchmaking focusing on water and sanitation, entrepreneurship and sustainable investments.


November 27 - 28, 2018


NAF Conference Centre - 496 Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki 2, Abuja, Nigeria

Innovate 4 Water Abuja is co-organized by two SWA partners, Zenith Water Projects and Waterpreneurs, in the spirit of multi-sectorial collaboration.

This marketplace is designed for the Nigerian setting, showcasing states utilities, corporations, ministries, entrepreneurs, investors and NGOs.

The success and impact of the "Innovate 4 Water" marketplaces are characterised by a strong reinforcement of the local ecosystem around WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) entrepreneurship; new business partnerships between entrepreneurs, investors, utilities and enablers; the transfer of innovative water technologies and innovative business models; and cross sectorial collaboration.

The format is based on ALL participants being active, through a series of short pitches where they have the opportunity to present their activities in order to gain visibility with other stakeholders of the sector and increase collaboration and business opportunities. To do so, we provide the opportunity to all participants (entrepreneurs, investors, enablers) to:

  • Present their activity in a short pitch format in front of the full audience

  • Have a small exhibition space available within a marketplace to display flyers, prototypes or a roll-up banner


Innovate 4 Water is particularly relevant for:

  • Water utilities, technology providers

  • Small and Medium Enterprises operating in the water & sanitation sectors

  • Multinational companies with interests in the water & sanitation sectors

  • Investors (banking, asset management, private banking, foundations, corporate companies)

  • Water & sanitation institutions (foundations, coalitions, NGOs)

  • International organisations, national governments, development institutions

  • Incubators

  • UN agencies with interest in WASH and IWRM


Innovate 4 Water is bringing water innovators, investors and other stakeholders together to accelerate innovation and diffusion, supporting sustainable technologies and business models for access to safe water and sanitation.

“Innovate 4 Water” Market place objectives are the following:

  • Consolidate local ecosystems, building up meaningful relationships;

  • Promote the transfer of innovative water and sanitation technologies and innovative business models in emerging markets and developing countries;

  • Create visibility for entrepreneurs in the water and sanitation sector to enable them to reach impact investors;

  • Facilitate connections to catalyze collaborations.


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