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Programme helps innovations get support from government, companies, experts and impact investors.

Water tap. IHUWASH/NIUASanitation block India. IHUWASH/NIUAIndia women washing clothres. IHUWASH/NIUA

The IHUWASH Accelerator India programme identifies and supports high-impact WASH business innovations to work with the city governments of Faridabad, Udaipur and Mysuru to solve pressing urban WASH problems. Submissions should focus on one or more of the following urban WASH innovations:

  1. Safe drinking water
  2. Last-mile water distribution
  3. Recovering water supply costs
  4. Decentralised and improved sanitation solutions
  5. Improving public/community toilets
  6. Sustainable faecal waste treatment
  7. Hygiene behaviour change

Benefits for the selected innovations include opportunities to:

  • Roll out small-scale pilots that demonstrate your WASH innovation to governments
  • Work directly with key government officials, sector experts and impact investors
  • Showcase your innovation through a high visibility nation-wide programme
  • Raise funds from private sector companies and impact investors

More programme details are available here. The closing date for applications is 22 January 2018.

Please apply to the programme (or) help identify relevant WASH business innovations by nominating them to chandrakant.komaragiri@ennovent.com.

IHUWASH is a collaborative initiative between NIUATaru, IRC and Ennovent. The three year project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aims to improve the performance of urban WASH programmes for India within a collaborative framework.

The IHUWASH Accelerator builds on the experience of the 2016 Sanitation Innovation Accelerator in which Taru, IRC and Ennovent were also involved..