The Water Support Programme is an advisory programme established by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) and NWP. Through the Programme, the Dutch government supports Netherlands embassies in 11 partner countries to implement water programmes. The Water Support Programme builds long-term relationships between the local water sector and the Dutch water sector. Each embassy is supported by a Strategic Advisor on Water.
There are currently nine Strategic Advisors on Water. Strategic Advisors on Water are yet to be appointed for Yemen and South Sudan.
The Strategic Advisors on Water are knowledgeable about the local context and have local networks. They are guided by sustainable development principles and act as a go between what is needed in partner countries and the Netherlands embassies, and between the Netherlands embassies and the Dutch water sector. They share information on the policy instruments in the partner countries and on the financial instruments available from the Netherlands. The Strategic Advisors on Water are supported by NWP Project Officers.
If you are interested in any of the Water Support Programme countries, are looking for opportunities in these countries or are looking for local contacts, please contact NWP.