The aim of the marketplace event is to unlock capital to support the growth of small and medium scale WASH entrepreneurs in Zambia.
The event has four main objectives:
- Promote the transfer of innovative “Water Nexus” technologies and innovative business models in emerging markets and developing countries; Leverage the interest of entrepreneurs who innovate, including with disruptive technologies and social business models, thus contributing to SDG 6. Promote climate smart water and sanitation technologies including water recycling and reuse
- Facilitate connections for deal-making: Create visibility for entrepreneurs in the “Water Nexus” sectors in order to enable them to reach impact investors;
- Consolidate local ecosystems, building up meaningful relationships; Facilitate connections to catalyse collaborations: Give visibility to organisations presenting their needs and/or current projects (impact funds, coalitions, innovative public/private models, new financial vehicles) to potential service providers (social entrepreneurs, “Water Nexus” and technology experts, etc) partners and investors. Form sustainable collaborations in adapting suitable innovations in combating threat paused by climate change in the “Water Nexus” sectors.
- Support the national and/or regional strategy of public authorities towards tackling access to safe water and sanitation for all.