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European Commission | EU-WOP Program for WASH innovations

| Sectors: WASH
Granting entities: European Commission
| Deadline:  15 April 2021
| Type of support: Support program
| Funding/benefits:  250,000-450,000 USD + mentoring
| Applicants: Water and sanitation operators
| Locations: Global

Synopsis: The EU-WOP Program, funded by the European Union and managed by UN-Habitat led GWOPA, leverages the demonstrated capacity of utilities to help one another reach the SDGs.

The EU WOP Program is a four-year initiative, led by UN-Habitat’s Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) and funded by the European Commission DG INTPA. Through the program, between USD 250,000 and 450,000 is available for each of the 20 to 30 Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) projects of 36 months’ duration.

WOPs are peer support between two or more water operators, carried out on a not-for-profit basis. Through mentorship, WOPs progressively strengthen beneficiary utilities’ capacity and performance on management, financial and technical levels to implement operational and organizational changes that lead to better and more sustainable services.

UN-Habitat is calling on eligible water and sanitation operators to collaborate with partners to present WOPs Project Proposals for funding under the program.

Link to application here.

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