A COWASH IV delegation of 15 people from four Ethiopian Ministries (Finance, Water and Energy, Education and Health) and the Office of the Prime Minister spent a wonderful week in Finland. Delegates attended a project National Steering Committee meeting together with a presentation on the outcome of the Mid-term Evaluation.

During the week the delegates had an opportunity to meet personnel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. At a networking event hosted by the Finnish Water Forum, the delegation met several different Finnish companies. Thank you HSY, Mankettigroup, Ecolet, GTK, Dewaxo, Valmet, and SYKE for joining the event. The conversation was valuable and hopefully, there will be future business between Finland and Ethiopia as a result.

The visit included two study tour days, involving visits to FIWA, FMI, Lahti Aqua, the Hennala stormwater system and the HSY Viikinmäki wastewater treatment facility. Our delegates enjoyed all the visits with great knowledge transfer. Thank you all for having us.

The visit to Finland was educational and expansive. Our delegates enjoyed visiting the country that has helped their people in rural areas for many decades. In all meetings, the delegates thanked Finland and hoped that the excellent cooperation would continue in the future as well.