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Cisco Foundation Awards Grant For Digital Platform

Cisco Foundation LogoSafe Water Network is excited to announce we have received a generous Global Impact Grant from the Cisco Foundation in support of our Digital Operating Platform for the Small Water Enterprise Sector project.

Through the support of the Cisco Foundation, Safe Water Network is developing a digital platform to integrate operational, consumer, and financial data across our portfolio of H2OME! Water Stations in Ghana. This consolidated data management and reporting system, developed through a partnership with software provider PrismX, will allow for flexible reporting and performance analysis. In addition, the project will work to incorporate into the platform geographic and access data from other small water enterprise implementers throughout Ghana to provide a market mapping capability that allows visualization of the sector nationally and key geographies for expansion. A centralized digital operating platform is key to solving data challenges, improving data quality, increasing efficiency, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of Safe Water Network’s portfolio of small water enterprises across Ghana.

Support from partners like the Cisco Foundation is critical in helping the small water enterprise sector leverage innovative technologies to close to the safe water gap and achieve access to safe and affordable water for all.

“One goal of our Global Impact Grants is to support early-phase, technology-based solutions that have strong potential to scale, knowing that getting innovative ideas off the ground is often the hardest part,” said Sue-Lynn Hinson, Critical Human Needs portfolio manager for Cisco and the Cisco Foundation. “We believe that Safe Water Network’s digital operating platform has the potential to bring informed data-driven decision-making capabilities to the water sector in Ghana and beyond.”