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Last chance to enter WaterAid’s Water Innovators 2016

Last chance to enter WaterAid’s Water Innovators 2016

There is still just time to sign up for Water Innovators 2016, WaterAid’s employee development challenge for its partners.

Teams compete with others worldwide to solve a real challenge, raise funds for the charity, and develop new skills.

Deadline for registering is 19th February, and teams must comprise eight to 12 people, with a senior colleague to act as team sponsor.

This year, teams must propose solutions to a real problem faced by the WaterAid team in Cambodia, choosing between water, sanitation and hygiene.

Teams will also face a Dragons’ Den style pitch to win seed funding before organising creative fundraising projects to raise more than £3000 to support WaterAid projects.

In return for contributing their expertise, the project promises to help team members develop professional skills including project management, leadership, influencing, networking and commercial acumen.

More information including a brochure and how to sign up is available on the WaterAid site.

 

Last year 13 teams took part in Water Innovators, raising £74,000 for WaterAid’s post-earthquake work in Nepal.

The companies were tasked with real challenges from WaterAid’s Nepal team including addressing water source depletion and promoting rainwater harvesting in rural areas, and looking at how the charity can advise local authorities in the building, management and promotion of public toilets in urban Kathmandu.

 

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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