The Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WES Network) organized a two-day WASH INNOVATION FAIR with the aim of providing WASH players in Malawi a platform through which innovations, technologies and proven best practices in Wash services can widely be shared.

On the first day, four public lectures were presented and participants had the opportunity of discussing issues surrounding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The activity was officially opened by the Director of Sanitation and Hygiene in the Ministry of Water and Sanitation Dr Modesta Kanjaye. UNICEF Malawi Chief of WASH, Dr Mougabe Koslenger and Wesnetwork board chairperson Yankho Mataya also made their remarks.

On the second day, 15 players in the WASH sector showcased their innovations and technologies to the general public. Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation Honourable Liana Kakhobwe Chapota graced the second day of the Fair where she encouraged various players to continue the good work in promoting the WASH sector in Malawi.

Outstanding technologies were also recognised and winners went home with trophies and cash prizes. World Vision Malawi, Evidence Action, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mzuzu University (MZUNI) and Grace Pads showcased powerful innovations and were awarded for being outstanding in various categories.

The two-day annual event was being celebrated under the theme “Promoting climate resilient and sustainable technologies and innovations for improved WASH service delivery in Malawi.”