Sarphati Sanitation Awards 2017 – the Jury has decided!
World Waternet, Netherlands Water Partnership and Aqua for All initiated the biennial Sarphati Sanitation Award in 2013 to honour the outstanding contribution of individuals or organisations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship.
This year, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards will be handed out for the third time during the Opening Ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week on Monday October 30th. In 2015, it was decided to make two Prize Categories, and the CLTS Foundation was awarded for Lifetime Achievement in the creation of demand for sanitation. As for the Young Entrepreneurs category, SafiSana was rewarded.
On Wednesday October 4th, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards Jury consisting of Her Excellency Ms Lidi Remmelzwaal (Chairperson), Dr Arno Rosemarin, Dr Claire Furlong, Prof Dr Ir Sybe Schaap and Dr Graham Alabaster met and decided on the Sarphati Sanitation Award winner for Lifetime Achievement and on the three nominees for the Sarphati Sanitation Award for Young Entrepreneurs.
On Monday October 30th, during the Opening Ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week, the Deputy of the Mayor of Amsterdam, Alderman Udo Kock, will publicly honour the winners. The Jury decided to award Dr Sasha Kramer who founded SOIL in 2006 for the Lifetime Achievement Award for her exemplary work to provide sustainable sanitation services in Haiti, with an approach they considered to be replicable in many other situations, especially in fast growing peri-urban areas.
For the Sarphati Sanitation Award for Young Entrepreneurs, three promising initiatives were selected and representatives of all three will be invited. During the AIWW Opening Ceremony, the winner of the Award for Young Entrepreneurs will be announced. The three selected nominees are:
- Sidian Bank Kenya, Ms Catherine Kisamwa
- FINISH Society India, Mr Ahijit Banergy
- Sanivation Kenya, Mr Andrew Foote
All four will be given the stage during the Amsterdam International Water Week. The Sarphati Sanitation Awards will also be discussed during the AIWW conference. Please check out the conference programme where you will find the Sarphati Sanitation Solutions Workshop on Tuesday 31th of October, from 11:00-12:30.