Last week, Nairobi was a beehive of activities as the country held the first ever Kenya Water Week expo (KEWAWK) at Kenyatta International Convention Center.
Organized by water services trust fund, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET), Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) and other collaborating institutions, the expo brought together hundreds of water companies, government institutions, Non-governmental organizations, Private sector companies, water utilities among other stakeholders from across the world.
With the theme of From Aid to Trade: Enhancing business partnerships and innovation for sustainable water and sanitation provision and irrigation in Africa, the 5 day event enabled key stakeholders in the water sector to share ideas on how to stimulate and enhance trade, innovation and development in the sector.
Africaqua being a stakeholder in the water sector participated in the expo, where our various products including foldable bottles, collapsible water jerrycans among other products were exhibited.
At the end of the long and busy week, it was evident that the event was a success, as participants recounted their experiences and the new things they learnt from the expo. Many are those who wished the expo could have been extended.
With such events it will be easier for us to handle the water challenge in Kenya and the whole of Africa, as people from across the world have different ideas on how to handle water problem.