15 September: SNV to present during the Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) 2020

Water tap being turned.

On Tuesday 15 September, SNV in Uganda WASH colleagues John Robert Okello, IWAS II Project Manager and Shafiq Kakeeto, SNV Project Officer will present a range of employment opportunities and income-generating activities for communities in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

Meeting details

Title: Dialogue on Water and Environment for Employment and Wealth Creation

Date and time: Tuesday 15 September (2:00pm – 4:00pm) East Africa Time

Presenters: John Robert Okello, SNV-IWAS II Project Manager (Topic: Relevance of WASH community initiatives in boosting livelihoods: income through preventive maintenance) | Shafiq Kakeeto, SNV Project Officer (Topic: Moving sanitation in Rural Growth Centres (RGCs) - a business opportunity)

Moderator: Ministry of Water and Environment

How to participate? Zoom - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-qsrTstHtG3lp_foJex7qxyVOO6wfLj

About the Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) 2020

The Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) is a week-long event (Sunday 13-Friday 18 September 2020) that provides an interface for knowledge exchange and dialogue on pertinent water resource issues among sector actors and other stakeholders. UWEWK 2020 is being organised under the theme: ‘Water and Environment Resources for Inclusive-Growth, Employment and Wealth Creation.’

Sector stakeholders will discuss the centrality of water and environment resources for inclusive growth, employment and wealth environment, and how sustainable development and management of these resources can help the country address current challenges caused by COVID-19, rising sea levels, flooding, and job loss.

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