Challenges like the pros and cons of a prepaid water system in Kenya, setting up water kiosks or making money out of human feces, and finding the proper business model were discussed in this mixed group.
Aqua for All’s director Sjef Ernes participated in the discussions as did Jacqueline Barendse from WASTE. Marieke de Wal from Partnerships Resource Centre facilitated the discussions, which remained quite abstract. At the end of the day there were no specific solutions, nor were there any clear conclusions. But, to quote Confucius: “our lessons come from the journey, not the destination”. It was an inspiring day.
The session ended with a public event where Jacqueline Barendse shared the findings of this day with some 70 people. They were welcomed by Sjef Ernes, who gladly showed them around the new Aqua for All offices at the New World Campus.
The next Wicked Problem Plaza will be on SDG 11 : Sustainable cities and communities, on May 19, 2016
(Persbericht Aqua for All, april 2016)