Water Changemaker Awards 2023

A presidential award
H.E. Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi President of Botswana Chair – Presidential Global Changemakers Award

H.E. Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi

President of Botswana Chair
Presidential Global Changemakers Award

H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, president of Botswana presents the Water Changemakers 2023 Presidential Awards during the UN Water Conference.

Water Changemaker Awards 2023 is a global initiative that aims to recognise high-level commitment and leadership for climate resilient water investments and showcase the most promising climate resilient innovations with the greatest potential for scale, replication, and further investment to support a water-secure world.

Water Changemaker Awards include the Presidential Changemaker Award – for demonstrated leadership and commitment and the Innovation Changemaker Award- for the most promising climate innovations.

Presidential awards were presented to the representatives of the high-level panel on water investments for Africa and the alternate co-chair

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, Alternate co-chair of the High-Level Panel, Former President of Tanzania

H.E. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia on behalf of H.E. Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

H.E. Mark Zellenrath, the Kingdom of the Netherlands Ambassador to the United States of America on behalf of H.E Mark Rutte, Prime Minster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

H.E. Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Water and Sanitation on behalf of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal

Innovation Changemakers Awards 2023 Open

We are looking for organisations, entities, and individuals who have innovative initiatives that have contributed to building resilience to climate change and need support for scale up.

Innovation Awards VIDEO

Awards Timeline

2 MARCH 2023:

Presidential Changemakers Awards at UN Water Conference, New York, USA

4 JULY 2023:

Launch of Changemakers Asia, Singapore hosted by Social Innovation Park and Singapore’s National Water Agency Public Utilities Board, PUB.

6 JULY 2023:

Global Launch of Changemakers, Hosted by K-Water, in Korea. Call for climate innovations opens.



Announcement of top 30 shortlisted applicants at UN SDG Summit, UN General Assembly (UNGA) New York, USA.


Bootcamp for the top 30 finalists.


The Winners will be announced during COP 28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

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