Since 2011, we have supported more than 40 motivated young change-makers in the cewas start-up programme to launch their own business or NGO in the water sector. The start-up programme is built with you in mind and includes thematic lectures, workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions all geared to help you follow your dream and put your innovative business idea into practice!
More information about the 2020 cewas start-up programme will be coming soon.
Our community brings together young water entrepreneurs, internationally renowned specialists, leading water ambassadors and grassroot organisations, all concerned with sustainably shaping the water and sanitation sector.
Join us and benefit from access to expertise and knowledge, an innovative business development plattform and a strong communication partner.
News | June 2, 2020
The Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa (KAS – REMENA) of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and cewas have joined hands to engage and work with media enthusiasts to engage in in-depth reporting on pressing water and sanitation issues across the MENA region. Outstanding environmental journalists and media professionals will be selected to take part in a tailored programme with the goal of intensifying and improving the quality and scope of media coverage of acute water-related challenges in the country of implementation and region. through resources by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The programme comprises a four-module training and co-creation workshop bringing together media professionals with key stakeholders of the water and environmental sectors on constructive water reporting, follow-up coaching and a regional competition, the Blue Peace Open Eye Award, that will award the production of innovative media pieces that make a meaningful contribution to improve water management across the region.
News | September 20, 2019
Check out our new Online Course on “Resources Recovery and Reuse (RRR) Entrepreneurship”.
The Online Course, which contains 6 exciting modules full of information and exercises, is geared at entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs interested in business opportunities in the waste and sanitation sectors.
The course has officially been launched at the SIWI World Water Week in Stockholm at the IWMI booth on August 27th.
News | March 16, 2020
We have awarded the Water Open Eye Award – Lebanon as part of the Blue Peace Media Lab project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by MiCT, cewas and the Media Academy Iraq, to young Lebanese journalist Ali Awadah for his piece about mismanagement and pollution of the Litani River.
Our jurors from the SDC, BORDA, MiCT and cewas selected this piece as an outstanding example of water-related media reporting. The award is noted at USD 500.
The winning article can be found here.
Sonita Mbah, Blue Springs Cameroon
Poorva Shrivastava, Neera
Anna Beserra, Safe Drinking Water
Jose-Luis Carrasco and Félicien Mazille, Aquasis
“Despite strong competition, cewas provided us with the relevant tools to carve out a niche in Switzerland and abroad.”
Raffael Känzig, Phoster
“The cewas start-up programme allowed me to quickly acquire all the relevant skills to start Phoster. The cewas team also provided a full year of great personalised support during the foundation phase!”