Organised by Africa Events Limited
In 2017, Waterpreneurs initiated the “Innovate 4 Water” series of marketplace forums, with a global plan to expand to more than 25 selected countries (over the next three years) that were identified as leading (or emerging) spots in the fields of water and sanitation, entrepreneurship and innovation, and impact finance.
The inaugural forum took place in June 2017, in Geneva, where Waterpreneurs co-organised the first “Innovate 4 water”: A matchmaking forum for Sustainable Development, with WaterVent and the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization’s “WIPO GREEN (“The Marketplace for Sustainable Technology”). Altogether, 350+ global experts’ participants from all continents 40+ presenting entrepreneurs 60+ challenges shared.
Since then, similar events have been organised, in Nairobi (April 2018), focusing on the eastern African context, in Zug/Switzerland (September 2018) focusing on impact investing, in Abuja (November 2018) focusing on Nigeria. Next immediate event is scheduled in Kisumu (Kenya) in early February 2019. Advanced discussions are progressing for potential events in 2019 in Oceania, Middle-East, South-America, South-East Asia and Europe.