USAID proactively seeks to build partnerships that leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies and resources of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to deliver sustainable development impact. Such partnerships enable us to achieve more working together than we ever could working alone.
For example, the Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Grand Challenge for Development is looking to source, fund, and accelerate the development of scientific, technological, and business innovations that will enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution. SWFF is looking for solutions in water efficiency and reusing wastewater, water capture and storage, and salinity and salt water intrusion. Engaging the world in the quest for solutions, USAID, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (MFA-NL) seeks to find and support the best partners including science and technology innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, students, and other organizations that can help solve this grand challenge for development.
For more information on SWFF and innovations, visit: http://www.securingwaterforfood.org/
Zahid Torres-Rahman said:
Let's move to our next question:
How can we build, strengthen and scale up partnerships that aim to tackle shared water risks?