Opportunity: IDB invites applications for Latin America and Caribbean water and sanitation awards

IDB-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Awards 2018
Water and sanitation

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is inviting applications for the 2018 IDB-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Awards:


We are looking for the most groundbreaking solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean working on water, sanitation and solid waste.


Since 2009, the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA Foundation have granted the Water and Sanitation Award for Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to recognize innovative solutions in the water, sanitation and solid waste sectors.


Are you part of a very creative and innovative water, sanitation or solid waste startup, solution, product, initiative or service that is improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean? If so, we are looking for you! Apply now to participate in the IDB-FEMSA Award. Selected finalists will join us for the award ceremony, which will take place during Demand Solutions.

The award aims to highlight innovative startups, solutions, products and initiatives in water, sanitation, and solid waste.

The jury will select a maximum of 7 finalists who will complete in the final round where they will have the chance to pitch their solutions to the jury in front of a live audience, composed by water, sanitation and solid waste management experts from all over the world.

In this edition, three prizes will be awarded to startups, solutions, products, initiatives or services in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Visit the IDB website for more information on the contest criteria and how to apply. The deadline for submissions is July 22, 2018.

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