AHK Business Delegation Trip for the Water Sector 2018

22.11.18 AHK Kenia - News-Hauptkategorie, News

10 German Companies from the Water Sector explore Business Opportunities with Kenyan Partners

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that dwindling supplies of safe drinking water is a major problem currently impacting the world. According to the UN SDG figures, 80% of wastewater from human activities is discharged into waterways without any pollution removal. In addition, women in sub-Saharan Africa spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water. This is detrimental to human capital utilization. 

Despite tremendous progress over the last years, Kenya’s water sector is still being put under pressure to meet the demand of supplying all Kenyans with safe and sufficient water services by 2030. Together with challenges in waste water management, specifically in urban areas, these challenges call for innovative sustainable solutions. Beyond having nearly centuries of experience in quality manufacturing standards and products, German companies are internationally known for offering capacity building and training support to ensure long-term success of implemented solutions.

On behalf of  the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within its Mittelstand Global Export Initiative and in partnership with the German Water Partnership, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya has successfully hosted a business delegation consisting of 10 German companies working in technologies, solutions and applications for the water sector. From 19th – 23rd November, this delegation of businesses has had the opportunity to visit Kenya water management operations, have B2B conversations with local stakeholders and present innovative solutions to hundreds of water industry practitioners in Kenya, including Government Officials from the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI), Ministry of Water and Sanitation and Water Services Regulatory Board.

Participating German Companies

  • ATEC GmbH 
  • Eco Innovation Group GmbH
  • Hermann Sewerin GmbH
  • Herrenknecht AG
  • KAESER Kompressoren
  • KLARO GmbH
  • OTT Hydromet GmbH
  • what-a-bird

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