BORDA in Zambia
We are working with many stakeholder groups from the community to the ministry level, to make sanitation a priority
In line with the government mandate we aim to support efforts for liveable and inclusive cities in Zambia, starting with the provision of inclusive sanitation solutions to the unserved, peri-urban areas where access is lowest. We also work to strengthen standardisation, harmonisation and regulation for onsite sanitation, including faecal sludge management. With the influence of traditional and civic leader, we continue to engage communities to encourage their participation in improving sanitation.
BORDA began operations in Zambia in 2009. This was in accordance with our aim to promote sustainable sanitation solutions by contributing to worldwide knowledge exchange and transfer. We established a strong partnership with the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA), working hand in hand on project acquisition and implementation, trainings and awareness raising and up-scaling the technology through national policies and local partnerships. Within seven years we have realized around 25 implementation projects, and conducted countless workshops and trainings for local authorities and the private sector (mainly commercial utilities.
To expand BORDA's reach and partnerships and to grow our portfolio in Zambia, we registered as a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Zambia in 2016. We now operate as a local NGO under the name “BORDA Zambia” and maintain our close partnership with WASAZA.
BORDA Zambia intends to contribute to the creation of livable cities in Zambia by:
- Promoting decentralized sustainable sanitation solutions for urban and peri-urban areas
- Promoting solid waste management solutions
- Building capacity in the private and public sector
- Raising awareness within government, local authorities, the public sector, and the general public