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!
The 2019 cewas start-up programme is now open for application. Places are limited so hurry up!
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 | May 6, 2019
The Online Course “Resources, Recovery and Reuse(RRR) Entrepreneurship”, developed by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and cewas, is designed for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs interested in business opportunities in the waste and sanitation sectors. By following this course, you will get sector specific insights and hands-on knowledge and thus have more confidence on starting-up a RRR business and experience less frustration in going through the start-up process.
Click here to learn more!
News | February 11, 2019
In early February, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation invited cewas Middle East and one of our Lebanon-based start-ups, Clean2O, to participate in their annual press conference in Bern.
We were delighted to align with the SDC on prioritising issues around water, and are grateful for the opportunity to speak about our work to such a distinguished audience.
News | January 31, 2019
Download your copy of the newest edition of the SSP (Sustainable Sanitation Practice) journal, with a focus on our very own cewas success stories! From Ecuador to the Middle East, find out how innovation is shaping sanitation practices all over the world.
News | January 28, 2019
Are you under 35? Are you actively involved in sustainable development in an international development cooperation country? If so, read on to find out how you can be involved in shaping a better future for the world.
SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects run by young Swiss people that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing and transition countries.
Apply by March 31st to qualify for assessment! Head over now to the SDC to find out everything you need to know to enter the competition.
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!”