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.
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.
Joint assistance with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the…
Short review of our event on 9 and 10 February 2023
Insights into the solidarity-based utility partnership between the Oldenburg-East Frisian Water…
The Utility Platform's fifth network meeting took place from 29 to 30 November – again in a virtual format and with an…
Partnership-based transfer of technical know-how, business and organizational knowledge.
A pilot project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW).
The utility platform works closely with the German Water Partnership and the Association of Municipal Companies (VKU).
Strengthening partnerships of municipal enterprises worldwide: professional support, networking, direct support, qualification measures, financing advice.
German-Jordanian utility partnership gets going with an online meeting.
Utility partnership with Zambia starts with a pilot project on an area of one square kilometre.
German-Tanzanian operator partnership signed and about to start.
German-Ukrainian utility partnership values dialogue between experts.