cewas - international centre for water management services

Switzerland • Willisau


Despite the increasing demand, the water sector is facing today a lack of innovative small- and middle-scale businesses that offer products in the field of sustainable sanitation and water management services. cewas is the institutional answer to this situation. Organised in four business domains (Start-Up Centre, Think-Tank, Training Centre, Business Platform), it aims at strengthening the implementation skills in the sector on an international level in a unique training programme combining advanced education and coaching. The international Start-Up teams will be able to offer solutions based on a good knowledge of regional markets and conditions but also a wider range of contacts to research and development in the North and the South. Each Start-Up is coached by one or several members from the Think-Tank, a core group of international high-level experts from the sector, which bring in their network, expertise and the current state-of-the-art knowledge. The coaches also ensure the strategic and practical orientation of the Start-Ups.
The training programme provides the Start-Ups not only with the advanced knowhow for business development and management, but also the advanced knowledge on technical aspects of sustainable sanitation and water management (SSWM), the required practical experiences, support for extending their network, links to research and technology development, as well as first contacts with investors.

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cewas Middle East

Cewas Middle East is the regional programme of Swiss cewas, an organization focused on entrepreneurship in the water, sanitation and waste sector

Cewas Middle East seeks to increase the role of the private sector and entrepreneurship in tackling the environmental issues of the region. To achieve this we offer professional training, coaching, mentorship and consulting in business development for sustainable water, sanitation and resource management in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq and, …

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cewas - international centre for water management services
Ettiswilerstrasse 24

6130 Willisau

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