Special WASH Award Offers Cash and Combined Expertise
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are still crucial areas with the need for consolidated support, considering worldwide around 844 million people still do not have access to safe drinking water and over 2.3 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. It is a fundamental precondition for many areas of life as it cuts across multiple development goals: better access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and better hygiene reduce infant mortality, improve maternal health and education for women. The ancillary benefits that follow are improved living conditions for women as they have more time to farm or educate themselves, increased school attendance by girls and ultimately leading to more income generation for communities. Acknowledging the role and opportunities for social entrepreneurship in this sphere, Knorr-Bremse Global Care collaborated with empowering people. Award 2019 by introducing a Special WASH Award. The award offers €20,000 to a simple solution making an ecological difference in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene.
Knorr-Bremse Global Care has substantial experience in all the WASH areas, and their engagements in developing regions in Africa and Asia have shown the significance of low technologies over high-tech or the lastest and advanced digital solutions.