The New Urban Agenda of the United Nations emphasises the importance of effective municipal enterprises for sustainable, climate-resilient and inclusive urban development. The Member States are committed to taking measures that will strengthen the performance capability of water utilities.
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) believes German municipal enterprises have an important role to play in strengthening the local delivery of basic public services in partner countries. They possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed on the ground. This is why the BMZ has initiated the pilot project: Utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal utilities worldwide. The pilot phase runs until 2023 and focuses on municipal water utilities.
With the utility platform, the BMZ is supporting cooperation and partnerships between municipal utilities in Germany and the Global South. Furthermore, durable structures are being established that will in future support partnerships between municipal enterprises worldwide.
09 February 2023, 09:00 - 10:30 CET
Intercultural awareness training Ukraine for all German colleagues
who would like to prepare for cooperation with partner projects in Ukraine
in German (online)
10 February 2023, 09:00 - 10:30 CET, (10:00 - 11:30 Ukrainian time)
Intercultural Awareness Training Germany for all Ukrainian colleagues,
who want to prepare for cooperation with partner projects in Germany
in Ukrainian (online)
22nd to 25th of May,
The 5th Global WOPs Congress – Resilience in challenging times by GWOPA
Bonn, Germany (hybrid)
25th of May (Afternoon) and 26th of May
Networking event of the Utility platform
30/05/2022 to 31/05/2022
Stuttgarter Impact Hub Stuttgart Germany
At Stuttgart's Impact Hub, a co-working space and event venue, more than 60 practitioners from seven partnerships met on…
Partnership-based transfer of technical know-how, business and organizational knowledge.
A pilot project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW).
The utility platform works closely with the German Water Partnership and the Association of Municipal Companies (VKU).
Strengthening partnerships of municipal enterprises worldwide: professional support, networking, direct support, qualification measures, financing advice.
German-Ukrainian utility partnership values dialogue between experts.
German-Jordanian utility partnership gets going with an online meeting.
Utility partnership with Zambia starts with a pilot project on an area of one square kilometre.
German-Tanzanian operator partnership signed and about to start.