About Us

A social enterprise coordinating the private sector in the water, sanitation and hygiene space.

Who we are

OPS-WASH is a global coordinating body for private sector participation in water, sanitation and hygiene sector. We mobilize resources for the sector by leveraging on business-driven strategies. We also support our private sector members to fulfil their obligations to SDG6 by identifying challenges, gaps and opportunities within the sanitation value chain.

We operate in countries in which Governments have shown dedicated political will for the sector. The private sector has shown increasing interest in investing in SDG 6, displaying an understanding of its nexus with climate and socio-economic demands.

We currently operate in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Each country is unique and has different needs and areas for private sector engagement. Send us an email at info@opswash.com to find out more about what OPS-WASH can do in your country.

Through business-driven strategies we provide a platform for our private sector network and members under three key pillars. In each pillar we present strong economic and financial cases for investment in the WASH sector, thus creating a straightforward blueprint for how a diverse group of private sector playing can restore justice to the water, sanitation and hygiene sector.


Was born of Zenith Water Projects which is the global private sector representative for the Sanitation and Water for All Steering Committee. We also represent the private sector on the Clean Nigeria: Use The Toilet Campaign Steering Committee, chaired by His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON.

We are represented at State-level through our focal points provided by AWPEN. We were also mentioned in Nigeria’s Official Statement for the mid-term review of the SDGs as one of the driving forces behind Nigeria’s quest to resolve the WASH Crisis. Read More