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Wetskills-South-Africa (Durban)

17 mei - 29 mei

About The Event

Wetskills-South Africa 2024: Turning the Tide in Durban 🌊

Get ready for an immersive journey into water innovation! We extend our invitation for you to seize the opportunity and apply for a coveted spot at the Wetskills-South Africa 2024 event. Following the resounding success of the last edition, Durban is set to host this exciting event for the second consecutive year. The program is scheduled to commence on May 17, 2024, and will culminate in a grand finale featuring pitches and a poster market on May 29 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex.

The Wetskills Foundation extends a warm invitation to Bachelor, Master, PhD students, recent graduates, and young professionals who are enthusiastic about water, climate, and sustainability to apply for the Wetskills Challenge taking place in Durban, South Africa, from May 17 to May 30, 2024. In a world where water issues are more crucial than ever due to persistent droughts, floods, and water quality issues, your innovative solutions to pressing South African water challenges are urgently required. Seize this unique opportunity and apply now (use the link on the right).


Registration deadline: 30 March 2024
After this deadline, every week a selection of the new applications is made until the program is full.

Who can apply?
Any Young Water Professionals (up to 5 years of working experience) and Bachelor (last year), Master or PhD students and recent graduates with a passion for water and intercultural teamwork from South(ern) Africa and beyond with a passion for water & sustainability and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?
Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the button on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

Selection criteria
The Wetskills Team  will make a final selection among applications received, based on quality of motivation & resume. We also consider a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).

The participation fee for the Wetskills program is €395* (excluding VAT, applicable only in Europe). This fee covers accommodation (in a hostel, with shared rooms), team-building activities, some, but not all, lunches and dinners, field trips, workshops, and working facilities. Participants are also responsible for their travel expenses (such as plane tickets and local transportation), meals on working days, and other personal costs.

The participation fee does not include the WISA registration fee, which is estimated to be €250

Note: Wetskills Foundation and partners strive to lower costs for local participants, contact us for options. In previous Wetskills editions, participants have successfully secured financial support for their Wetskills participation from their universities or employers, utilizing resources like mobility funds, travel allowances, training budgets, etc.

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-life water challenges with your own team!

  • You will develop expertise in international cooperation, problem-solving, cross-cultural understanding, and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • You will hone your networking and presentation abilities through pitch and poster
  • You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals.
  • You will immerse yourself in the vibrant coastal city of Durban, exploring water-related sites and engaging with local water professionals.
  • Join parts of the WISA conference programme in Durban (incl. Wetskills Finals & Awarding Ceremony)
  • You will learn and deepen your understanding of the South African water sector, gaining insights into key stakeholders, organizations, contemporary issues, and existing business opportunities.
  • Upon program completion, receive a certificate of participation, officially joining the ranks of over 1200 Wetskills Alumni.

More information

For additional information regarding participation and other details, please feel free to reach out to more information about participation and other information, you can contact Craig Tinashe Tanyanyiwa at and Johan Oost at


17 mei
29 mei
Evenement Categorie:


South Africa (Durban)
Durban, Zuid-Afrika


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