Despite the difficulties in these sectors, the organizer reported 20% growth in the number of exhibitors. 'Impressive was the share of the foreign companies - over 60% of the participants. This fact confirms that the South-East Europen region is an attractive market for investors.' - says Maya Kristeva, CEO of Via Expo.
Visitors had the opportunity to see the latest products, provided by 412 direct exhibitors and represented companies from 33 countries in 4 halls.
The ACP-EU Water Facility is one of the first results of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI). The initiative, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an international policy partnership that has successfully helped to improve access to water across the world and to put water at the heart of development policies.
An interactive map on the ACP-EU Water Facility shows a sample of projects funded by the facility to provide access to safe drinking water and improve sanitation and hygiene practices.
In 2011, the EUWI Africa Working Group published the document "OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System: Guidance for the use of Water Supply and Sanitation Purpose Codes".
EU-Africa dialogue on development cooperation regarding water for growth
Side event at 6th World Water Forum, Marseille, France
Conveners: AWG and AMCOWRoom: Europa 7 (PEU7)Info is also available on the World Water Forum website.
New ACP-EU Water Facility call for proposals // Facilité ACP-UE pour l’Eau – nouvel appel à propositionsSubmitted by Johanna Sjödin on 02-December-2011 - 0 Comments | 0 file | 2994 reads
A new call for proposals of the ACP-EU Water Facility has been published, with a focus on sanitation in poor peri-urban and urban areas in ACP countries.
The EU Water Initiative (EUWI) recently highlighted some of its main achievements from the last 12 months to an international audience of some 2,000+ water sector professionals attending World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm from 21 – 26 August. In particular, some of the EUWI’s successes e.g. strengthening political commitment to support the water sector in EU Member States and in developing countries, promoting water governance and capacity building, gained specific mention.
Held annually since 2004 in the city of Sofia in Bulgaria, the SE European EE & RES Congress and Exhibition is the premier event in the Region, providing a unique opportunity for the industry professionals to discuss renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, implementation, manufacturing developments and strategies, financing, latest trends, government policies and various business opportunities.
High-level political declarations have called for accelerated progress to meet the water and sanitation targets. However, such global commitments need to translate into concrete results at the country level. Recent assessments show that enormous challenges still exist for recipient countries to access and make effective use of aid.
Les déclarations politiques de haut niveau réclament l’accélération du progrès vers les cibles en matière d’eau et d’assainissement. Or, les engagements mondiaux doivent se traduire par des résultats concrets au niveau national. Des évaluations récentes ont montré que les pays bénéficiaires ont toujours de grandes difficultés pour accéder à l’aide et pour l’utiliser de façon efficace.
Publications on EU aid to water and sanitation and the effectiveness of this aid, produced by the Africa Working Group during 2010 and 2011, can now be found under documents on the EUWI AWG website.
The publications are the following:
Improving Aid Effectiveness for Water and Sanitation in Africa - policy brief