Partners for Water invites you to join us in the Virtual South Africa Platform meeting.
The Embassy and Consulate-General in South Africa have partnered with the South African ‘National Business Initiative’ (NBI) Gauteng Water Alliance, with the aim to scope industries in South Africa who want to improve their water efficiency and water re-use in their operations. The results of this scoping, including opportunities for collaboration with the Dutch water sector, will be presented during the platform meeting by our guest speakers Ms Mmaphefo Thwala and Mr Alex McNamara (NBI).
In addition, the platform meeting will give the latest updates on the opportunities in the Water Hub business accelerator, the Blue Deal and the Orange Knowledge programme - bridging the water.
The session will be hosted by Mr Henk Ovink, NL water Envoy.
Date: Monday, 26 October
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 hours
Henk Ovink – Special envoy for international water affairs Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mmaphefo Thwala – National Business Initiative in South Africa
Alex McNamara – National Business Initiative South Africa
Stèphanie de Beer – Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria
Nichi Walker – Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town
15:00 Welcome by Sjoske Tuinstra
15:05 Opening by Henk Ovink
15:15 Presentation of findings by the National Business Initiative on the challenges and opportunities for water efficiency & water re-use in Gauteng’s industries
15:45 Update on Waterhub by Nichi Walker
15:55 Update OKP - Bridging the water by Sjoske Tuinstra