- About WET (Water and Environment Transformation)
About WET (Water and Environment Transformation)
Water and Environment Transformation (WET) is an organisation dedicated to restoring the waterways of Africa. This is vital work. Waterways are literally the natural arteries of the earth and are home to myriad species as well as providing drinking water, irrigation for the foods we eat and recreation to millions of people throughout Africa. The sad truth, however, is that most of Africa's rivers are badly polluted through human activity, negligence, stupidity and greed. WET was formed to provide know-how and resources to help rehabilitate that most fundamental of natural resources and human rights - clean, safe water.
The initiative is supported by the University of California Berkeley International Business Development program and Sustainable Resource Center, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ashoka Global Association for Social Entrepreneurs.
Is a platform of dialogue and action on water, sanitation and environment in Africa. The platform aims at strengthening discussions and interventions that offers sound, innovative and coordinated transformation in addressing the pressing challenges on our urban water bodies, pollution, solid waste management and sanitation in Africa.soul
The platform brings together through a collaborative framework, Ashoka changemakers, development Partners, Governments, Private sectors and communities and the contribution of gender equity in ensuring visible change, positive behavior, sustainable enterprise development and the monitoring on the progress on the implementation and attainment of the MDGs in Africa.
Ashoka is leading a profound transformation in society. In the past three decades, the global citizen sector, led by social entrepreneurs, has grown exponentially. Just as the business sector experienced a tremendous spurt in productivity over the last century, the citizen sector is experiencing a similar revolution, with the number and sophistication of citizen organizations increasing dramatically.
Rather than leaving societal needs for the government or business sectors to address, social entrepreneurs are creating innovative solutions, delivering extraordinary results, and improving the lives of millions of people. Ashoka fellows through WET-Africa platform will engage the development partners, governments, private sector and communities in taking Action for change.
Contact Us: Kim Kieser
The SOUL Foundation & WET-Africa
Waterway and Environment Transformation