On 20th February KIE co-organized with Work4water the event “Bridging the gap; Dutch water technologies in the Middle East and Africa”.
The “Dutch diamond model” was applied by inviting speakers from NOGs, business, investors (the Dutch Bank for development (FMO) and knowledge institutes to give insight to water challenges and opportunities from different perspectives. Potential areas for Dutch technologies to fill the gap were presented (Attached is the presentation).
The panel was followed by Waternet presentation of three successfully implemented projects in Ghana, Lebanon and Morocco. The message was that we can do difference. Later the discussion was open to the 47 Participants with an interesting exchange of ideas and experiences in the region. The discussions went on during the networking at the end of the event while enjoying Syrian finger foods.
Presentation can be delivered on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
|- uur||Dutch experience in the region - Koen Maathuis, WaterNet|
|- uur||Opportunities to fill the needs - Hala Alhamed, Work4water|
|- uur||Overview presentation Dutch diamond model - Hala Alhamed|
|- uur||FMO - Pritha Harirma|
|- uur||Knowledge institutes - Sondos Saad|
|- uur||Water Alliance - Matthijs Plijnaar|
|- uur||Open discussion (Moderator Hala Alhamed)|
|- uur||Middle eastern food and Networking|