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Call for Proposals 2020

Are you interested in Water for Development?
Are you between 15 and 30 years old?
Do you have a new and innovative idea that needs seed funding to start?
Is your project going to take place in Switzerland or is it Swiss-related?

Then your project can get a seed grant of up to 1000 CHF !

Applications have closed for this round in 2020. Please revisit in early 2021.


Winners of 2020 Call for Proposals

Four really exciting proposals won the funding grants in this round. Here is a brief description of the projects. For more information on each of these, please get in touch with us.

  1. NETWORKSHOPS: Networking events: Link Swiss young water talents to professionals of the Swiss water for development sector.
  2. HUMAN RIGHTS FEEDBACK PLATFORM: Sensitize and mobilize health workers and patients to know and demand their human rights to water and sanitation through a simple and confidential online feedback platform.
  3. WATER BOUNDARYLESS CHAIN: Blockchain based tool to improve transboundary water management and cooperation.
  4. THE DROP: When a drop of water mirrors social collapse. Documentary movie on water equality. 


How to apply?

Applications have closed for this round in 2020. Please revisit in early 2021. 

  1. Become a member of SWP Youth by signing up here (it’s free)!
  2. Download the simple proposal template here
  3. Fill out the template in English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano or Español. Contact us, schreib uns, écris-nous, scrivici, escríbenos, if you need support in translating the template content.
  4. By July 15, send your finished proposal to swpyouth@gmail.com with the subject line :
    “Youth Project Proposal 2020 –
    Project Name

Do you have any questions about your eligibility? Do you need potential partners for your project in other countries? Are you based elsewhere and want to team up with a Swiss based organisation? You can contact us.


Join our upcoming meetings

You want more information on our activities or want to get to know us better: As a SWP Youth member you will receive an invitation for the next meeting.

Former meetings: 

  • SWP Youth Meeting – Online, June 2020: Slides
  • Pitching & Financing SWP Youth Initiatives – Online, March 2020
  • Vision and Governance: How do we operate, decide, and communicate? – Online, Nov. 2019
  • SWP Youth | Kick-Off Meeting – Bern, Sep. 2019                                                                                                                              


Start Your Career in Water

Are you looking for a job in water for development?

Do you offer a job for young professionals? Then send a message to Josh.

If you know any other water job portals, you can let us know.


Contact Us

If you have any queries, please reach out to us at swpyouth@gmail.com

What is SWP Youth? Find out here.

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