WASHen provides a conducive platform for contributions of knowledge and evidence among key stakeholders in the sector (policy makers, community members, implementing partners and local authorities)
The conference is supported by an exhibition of relevant products and services. Organisations supplying water, sanitation, hygiene and energy products and services or running relevant projects are therefore invited to showcase their activities and wares to delegates at the supporting expo.
The highlight of WASHen 2018 was the new Climate Change Conference that was held on the first day of the event. The conference came in as follow-up to the COP 23 that saw Zimbabwe ratifying the Paris Agreement. The event emphasised the importance of dialogue and the need for action to mitigate climate change and its global challenges.
Our country is currently experiencing prolonged droughts, extended dry season’s extreme hot summers and cold winters. The changing rainfall patterns represent an immediate danger to productivity and livelihoods. The conference helped create awareness around these issues concentrate by highlighting anthropogenic activities’ contribution to climate change whilst simultaneously showing our preparedness as a country in dealing with climate change and putting forward actionable resolutions for improved outcomes.
Areas Of Focus
- Business opportunities in the current climate change context: Zimbabwe and Abroad
- Business- Finding new and innovative business alternatives.
- Government- Developing and Implementing policies and regulatory frameworks that guide corporate practices
- Agriculture – Promote Climate Smart Agriculture among farmers and national taskforces and enhance their ICT skills in Climate Smart Agriculture initiatives.
- Poverty – The Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty
- Education – Climate Change and curriculum development
- Gender- Gender and Climate change within the context of sustainable development.
Invited delegates include:
- Policy makers
- Academics, Researchers & Educators
- Business Community
The WASH 2019 Conference, organized by the ZITF Company is a platform that allows business executives, academia, labour and civil society organizations in the water, sanitation, hygiene and energy sectors to discuss challenges facing Zimbabwe with regards these thematic areas and propose innovative solutions to counter these challenges, thereby fostering economic growth. Running concurrently with the expo, the conferences serve to create a platform to exchange knowledge on pertinent issues relating to water, sanitation, hygiene and energy sectors as well as seek clarification on policies, projects and initiatives in these sectors. As has come to be expected from ZITF-branded symposia, the WASHen 2019 Conferences are characterized by open dialogue, thought provoking presentations and engaging debate among stakeholders in the relevant disciplines in order to draw up actionable resolutions to achieve the national agenda for socio-economic development.
Running concurrently with the expo, from 03-04 October, the conference serves to create a platform to exchange knowledge on pertinent issues relating to water, sanitation, hygiene and energy sectors as well as seek clarification on policies, projects and initiatives in these sectors. As has come to be expected from ZITF-branded symposia, the WASHen 2019 Conferences are characterized by open dialogue, thought provoking presentations and engaging debate among stakeholders in the relevant disciplines in order to draw up actionable resolutions to achieve the national agenda for socio-economic development.
WASHen Conference Inquiry
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the exhibitors who participated in WASHen 2018 and we hope to see you in 2019. We call upon producers, suppliers and distributors for the following products and services to exhibit at WASHen 2019
- Water sourcing, extracting, harnessing, transportation, storage and treatment equipment
- Dewatering equipment & systems, fitting, renovation/rehabilitation of pipe and sewage systems, treatment and disposal of wastewater
- Treatment of portable water, water used in industrial processes .environmentally-friendly, pollution-reducing and emission monitoring technologies.
- Design, production and installation of energy products and power systems
- Energy efficiency and conservation, regulation, transmission & distribution for sustainable development
- Irrigation, fishing and aquaculture, water-related tourism, protection, recycling and conservation equipment and services
Visit WASHen 2019
Decision makers and buyers from the sectors below are called to visit Washen 2019
- Municipal and government departments
- Town planners, builders, contractors and architects
- Utility Heads / Engineers from the end-user industries
- Distributors and dealers
- Technocrats, advisors and policy makers
- Auto, Chemical, Dairy, Pharma, Sugar, Textile and Cement industries, Hospitals, Mines
- Manufacturers and system integrators
- Trade Associations, Media & NGOs
Journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel who wish to cover WASHen 2019 for their newspapers, magazines, news agencies, radio, television or newsreel networks, are invited to indicate in the media accreditation form full names of persons who will be carrying out the exercise. We will then be able to issue you with press passes well in advance of the opening date.
The important dates and times for WASHen 2019 are as follows:
DURATION: 19-20 SEPTEMBER 2019
OPENING TIMES: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
No restriction on the number of passes to each medium will be put PROVIDED THEY ARE USED BY YOUR PERSONNEL IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITY.
Media Validation Requirements
ZITF reserves the right to request the following validations before granting accreditation:
Recognised Media or Press Card issued by their employers,
Positive identification of journalistic employment e.g. letter of assignment on official letterhead from the Editor or Bureau Chief.
Freelance journalists may be requested to provide two by line editorial stories.