Utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal utilities worldwide.

The New Urban Agenda of the United Nations emphasises the importance of effective municipal enterprises for sustainable, climate-resilient and inclusive urban development. The Member States are committed to taking measures that will strengthen the performance capability of water utilities.

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) believes German municipal enterprises have an important role to play in strengthening the local delivery of basic public services in partner countries. They possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed on the ground. This is why the BMZ has initiated the pilot project: Utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal utilities worldwide. The pilot phase runs until June 2024 and focuses on municipal water utilities.  In addition, three partnerships between waste management companies are being piloted.

With the utility platform, the BMZ is supporting cooperation and partnerships between municipal utilities in Germany and the Global South. Furthermore, durable structures are being established that will in future support partnerships between municipal enterprises worldwide.

 

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Laboratory managers from Ukraine visit their German partners

Laboratory managers from Ukraine visit their German partners

03/04/2024

Professional exchange to improve drinking water quality in war zone

"Water for peace"

"Water for peace"

21/03/2024

The theme of this year's World Water Day could not be more relevant for the German-Ukrainian…

Network events of the utility platform

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7th International Networking Event of the Utility Platform 2024

7th International Networking Event of the Utility Platform 2024

25/04/2024 - 26/04/2024

End of the pilot phase

Events

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7th International Networking Event of the Utility Platform 2024

7th International Networking Event of the Utility Platform 2024

25/04/2024 - 26/04/2024

End of the pilot phase

 

Solidarity with Ukraine

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Laboratory managers from Ukraine visit their German partners

Laboratory managers from Ukraine visit their German partners

03/04/2024

Professional exchange to improve drinking water quality in war zone

"Water for peace"

"Water for peace"

21/03/2024

The theme of this year's World Water Day could not be more relevant for the German-Ukrainian…

First study trip in new German-Ukrainian waste utility partnership

First study trip in new German-Ukrainian waste utility partnership

22/02/2024

Ukrainian joint waste management authority from the Poltava region designs the joint waste…

Geoinformation systems and maintenance of pipe networks

Geoinformation systems and maintenance of pipe networks

12/12/2023

Job shadowing of colleagues from Kyiv at Hamburg Wasser

 

About us

Background and objectives

What we aim for

Partnership-based transfer of technical know-how, business and organizational knowledge.


Implementing organisations

Who we are

A pilot project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW).

 


Cooperation partners

Together we are strong

The utility platform works closely with the German Water Partnership (GWP) and the Association of Municipal Companies (VKU).

 


Our offer

What we support and how

Strengthening partnerships of municipal enterprises worldwide: professional support, networking, direct support, qualification measures, financing advice.

 

 


 

Utility partnerships worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OOWV – Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Germany - South Africa

Know-how transfer between North and South


HAMBURG WASSER – Miyahuna LLC Water Company

Germany – Jordan

Plant visits via video conferencing

German-Jordanian utility partnership gets going with an online meeting.


GELSENWASSER – Lukanga Water Supply & Sanitation Company

Germany – Zambia

Start small and achieve rapid results

Utility partnership with Zambia starts with a pilot project on an area of one square kilometre.

 


Hamburg Wasser – KASHWASA and KUWASA

Germany – Tanzania

Capacity development on all aspects relating to drinking water supply

German-Tanzanian operator partnership signed and about to start.

 


 

Interactive world map

Click on the coloured countries to see the partnerships.

Georgia Peru Burkina Faso France Guadeloupe Martinique Reunion French Guiana Libya Belarus Pakistan Indonesia Yemen Madagascar Bolivia Serbia Côte d’Ivoire Algeria Switzerland Cameroon North Macedonia Botswana Ukraine Kenya Taiwan Jordan Mexico United Arab Emirates Belize Brazil Sierra Leone Mali Democratic Republic of the Congo Italy Somalia Afghanistan Bangladesh Dominican Replubic Guinea Bissau Ghana Austria Sweden Turkey Uganda Mozambique Japan New Zealand Cuba Venezuela Portugal Colombia Mauretania Angola Germany Thailand Australia Papua New Guinea Iraq Croatia Greenland Niger Denmark Latvia Romania Zambia Iran Myanmar Ethiopia Haiti Suriname Western Sahara Czech Replublic Albania Finnland Syria Kyrgyzstan Solomon Islands Oman Panama Argentina United Kingdom Costa Rica Paraguay Guinea Ireland Nigeria Tunisia Poland Namibia South Africa Egypt Tanzania Saudi Arabia Vietnam Russia Haiti Bosnia and Herzegovina India China Canada El Salvador Guyana Belgium São Tomé and Príncipe Lesotho Bulgaria Burundi Djibouti Azerbaijan Malaysia Philippines Uruguay Congo Montenegro Estonia Rwanda Armenia Senegal Togo Spain Gabon Hungary Malawi Tajikistan Cambodia South Korea Honduras Iceland Nicaragua Chile Morocco Liberia Netherlands Central African Replublic Slovakia Lithuania Zimbabwe Sri Lanka Israel Laos North Korea Greece Turkmenistan Ecuador Benin Slovenia Norway Moldova Lebanon Nepal Eritrea United States of America Kazakhstan Antarctica Eswatini Uzbekistan Mongolia Bhutan New Caledonia Fiji Kuwait East Timor Bahamas Vanuatu Falkland Islands South Georgia Gambia Qatar Jamaica Cyprus Puerto Rico West Bank Brunei Trinidad and Tobago American Samoa Luxembourg Comoros Mauritius Faroe Islands São Tomé e Príncipe Curacao Dominica Micronesia Mariana Islands Palau Antigua and Barbuda Barbados Turks- und Caicosislands St. Vincent and Grenadinen St. Lucia Mayotte US Virgin Islands Grenada Malta Montserrat Wallis and Futuna Marshallislands Aruba British Virgin Islands Jersey Anguilla Guernsey Tuvalu Nauru Tokelau Guatemala Sudan South Sudan Tschad