Our Work in Africa

Clean water for all seems impossible – until it’s done. Innovative collaborations between governments, civil society, researchers and communities are the key to making it happen.

BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association), founded in 1977, is a civil society expert organisation focused on the provision of essential public services.

In 2006, BORDA started operating in Africa through cooperation with TED (Technology for Economic Development), a Lesotho based NGO.

In 2010, the regional BORDA Africa office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was established. The regional office coordinates the program activities and facilitates a constantly growing partner network within Africa.

In 2017, BORDA opened its latest office in Mali’s capital Bamako.

Our countries of operation — Lesotho, Mali, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia — are characterised by urban migration and rapid urbanisation. In most cases, the infrastructure is unable to keep up with population growth. Local policy-makers and authorities face an enormous challenge: to provide all citizens with adequate sanitation systems. Those living in low-income unplanned communities are particularly affected.

BORDA Africa is specialised in integrated decentralised sanitation solutions in the fields of wastewater, sludge and solid waste management.

Our Services

  • Successful implementation of sanitation solutions
  • Strengthening local governments, municipalities and utilities and advising them on sanitation solutions
  • Marketable systems and instruments for integrated sanitation solutions in urban areas
  • Supported sanitation solutions play an important role in developing holistic solutions for liveable cities
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    BORDA Worldwide

    Our headquarters in Bremen, Germany coordinates regional offices in Tanzania (Africa), India (South Asia), Jordan (West and Central Asia), Thailand (Southeast Asia), and Mexico (Las Américas). BORDA is active in 20+ countries around the world.