Ongoing & upcoming activities

cewas Middle East is present in four core countries, as listed below, with local staff and programmes tailored to the respective geographical, economic and environmental contexts. Together with our partners, we also work increasingly in other countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, including Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia. Find out more about some of our key activities and upcoming programmes below. If you are interested in collaborating with us, do not hesitate to reach out!

Regional

Through reginal projects, partnerships and activities, cewas aims to support and develop (disruptive) innovators and entrepreneurs to develop financially viable services and products and solve key water related challenges through. Specifically, by these activities, we at cewas work on facilitating the outcomes of the entrepreneurs’ efforts and to enhance the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem for them. Jointly with key stakeholders from the entrepreneurship sector, the financial sector and academia, we focus at improving the ecosystem conditions such as financial support systems, business support services and Intermediaries as well as young talent growth in the water and environmental sector.

MENA Regional Innovation Hub

Palestine

cewas Middle East first Start-Up Programme in Palestine was launched in 2015. Two year-long programmes have been conducted, incubating around 15 innovative start-ups through training modules, invididualized coaching, mentoring and networking activities. In 2018 and together with BuildPalestine, the “Social Entrepreneurship Series” had been launched, a monthly series on various topics of relevance to social entrepreneurship in Palestine. The aim is to engage the community to build up support structures for social enterprises in Palestine.

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EcoPreneur programme 2020

Jordan

cewas Middle East’s entrepreneurship activities in Jordan started in April 2017 with the first dedicated start-up programme for entrepreneurs and professionals with a strong motivation to create financially viable solutions for the water, sanitation and waste sector.Since 2017, over 50 start-ups have taken part in three year-long Start-up Programmes. During the course, entrepreneurs have been trained and supported in the formation of their business or project with advanced training modules, business coaching and consulting by sector experts and an extensive regional and international network.

Join our start-up community in Jordan

Green incubation programme 2020-2019

Green business and leadership programme for professionals & experienced managers 2020

Lebanon

cewas Middle East has been working in Lebanon since 2017. Since then, we have co-implemented several start-up programmes for water and environmental entrepreneurs, (co)-organized networking events and award ceremonies with support of our partners and sponsors (the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Berytech, Rotary Clubs, Foundation Diane and many more). We also conducted a number of SSWM trainings for water sector practitioners and work with local media on raising awareness regarding water and environmental topics. For more information and updates, follow our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Online Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Training, Lebanon

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Iraq

Our activities in Iraq started in 2017. Since 2019, we have been running several programs and activities such as training courses, seminars, innovation competitions, business development coaching sessions and other tools, in the aim of increasing demand for sustainable water and sanitation solutions as well as activating the market of water and sanitation innovation

Online Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) training for Iraq

Wastepreneur incubation programme

Orange Corners incubation programme

Innovation in faecal sludge management in Erbil

Through reginal projects, partnerships and activities, cewas aims to support and develop (disruptive) innovators and entrepreneurs to develop financially viable services and products and solve key water related challenges through. Specifically, by these activities, we at cewas work on facilitating the outcomes of the entrepreneurs’ efforts and to enhance the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem for them. Jointly with key stakeholders from the entrepreneurship sector, the financial sector and academia, we focus at improving the ecosystem conditions such as financial support systems, business support services and Intermediaries as well as young talent growth in the water and environmental sector.

MENA Regional Innovation Hub

cewas Middle East first Start-Up Programme in Palestine was launched in 2015. Two year-long programmes have been conducted, incubating around 15 innovative start-ups through training modules, invididualized coaching, mentoring and networking activities. In 2018 and together with BuildPalestine, the “Social Entrepreneurship Series” had been launched, a monthly series on various topics of relevance to social entrepreneurship in Palestine. The aim is to engage the community to build up support structures for social enterprises in Palestine.

Join our green start-up community in Palestine

EcoPreneur programme 2020

cewas Middle East’s entrepreneurship activities in Jordan started in April 2017 with the first dedicated start-up programme for entrepreneurs and professionals with a strong motivation to create financially viable solutions for the water, sanitation and waste sector.Since 2017, over 50 start-ups have taken part in three year-long Start-up Programmes. During the course, entrepreneurs have been trained and supported in the formation of their business or project with advanced training modules, business coaching and consulting by sector experts and an extensive regional and international network.

Join our start-up community in Jordan

Green incubation programme 2020-2019

Green business and leadership programme for professionals & experienced managers 2020

cewas Middle East has been working in Lebanon since 2017. Since then, we have co-implemented several start-up programmes for water and environmental entrepreneurs, (co)-organized networking events and award ceremonies with support of our partners and sponsors (the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Berytech, Rotary Clubs, Foundation Diane and many more). We also conducted a number of SSWM trainings for water sector practitioners and work with local media on raising awareness regarding water and environmental topics. For more information and updates, follow our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Online Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Training, Lebanon

Join our start-up community in Lebanon

Our activities in Iraq started in 2017. Since 2019, we have been running several programs and activities such as training courses, seminars, innovation competitions, business development coaching sessions and other tools. The aim is to increase demand for sustainable water and sanitation solutions as well as activating the market of water and sanitation innovation

Online Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) training for Iraq

Wastepreneur incubation programme

Orange Corners incubation programme

Innovation in faecal sludge management in Erbil