Around the world, C40 Cities connects 96 of the world’s greatest cities to take bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe.
Much of Burundi’s water and sanitation infrastructure was destroyed during the decade-long civil war ending in 2003. This water, sanitation and hygiene project will bring safe drinking water to the Marembo Health Centre and to the population of two nearby villages, Bunyari and Sigu, in Kirundo Province in northern Burundi: an area where few other international NGOs operate. The project establishes 3 solar-powered water pumping systems, a waste disposal system, and latrines in the health centre to significantly improve hygiene and sanitation.
OPP-Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) manages the low cost sanitation, housing/secure housing support program, education program, the now evolving water supply and the women’s savings programs as well as the related research and training programs. Earthquake and the flood rehabilitation works are also undertaken.
OPP-RTI does not fund construction. It teaches people to so do through building their capacity by giving them a low cost design, training in mapping, surveying and construction, and overseeing and guiding the implementation. OPP-RTI designed systems have borne the test of time as lines laid in 1982 still function.
Oxfam’s safe water strategy builds on its established foundation of technical innovation and experience in sector-leading humanitarian water response over the past 50 years. This is combined with a systems-thinking approach that incorporates good governance and accountability, along with financially viable solutions to achieve long-term sustainability of water service delivery. Oxfam works in areas of instability or chronic vulnerability, which we as an organization know well, with a focus on inclusion of the poorest and most marginalised.
The Foundation currently works with Oxfam GB in Nepal, where we are providing safe drinking water to poor communities in the Terai lowlands and exploring innovative management models to ensure these systems are sustainable and financially viable to keep water flowing for years to come. Our first joint project was the equipping of a borehole in the northern governorates of Jordan, supporting both Syrian refugees and host communities with safe water and helping to ease the immense pressure on water infrastructure in these refugee-hosting areas.
PlanBørnefonden is the Danish chapter of Plan International, one of the world’s oldest and biggest organizations focusing on childrens’ rights. PlanBørnefonden is focused on long-term development work and social sustainability through local partnerships and cooperation in four key intervention areas: Education, children’s health, income generating activities and children and development.
The organisation works within each community for 15 to 20 years to secure secure sustainable impact. Responsibility for the activities is transferred to the community and the authorities step by step.
Through technology, Practical Action works to help poor communities build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions. The NGO has extensive experience with solar pumping in rural areas.
Our first project brought solar powered drinking water to four communities in Malawi.
Currently, we work together in Turkana County, Kenya.
The foundation has worked with the Water Mission for several years, providing disaster relief to Haiti (2010 and 2016), the Philippines (2013) and Liberia (2014).
We are currently working on safe water programmes for rural communities in Kenya, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Together with Water Mission, we will also bring safe water to more than 250,000 refugees in up to five different refugee settlement locations in Western Tanzania. The largest settlement, known as Nyarygusu is one of the world’s biggest refugee camps. Water Mission will be working on this project over the next coming years.
Together, Water Aid and the Poul Due Jensen Foundation will build 12 solar powered water supply systems, reaching more than 50,000 people in some of the poorest in rural communities in Mozambique.