BORDA advises and facilitates projects in the sectors of decentralised sanitation, wastewater treatment, water and energy supply, and solid waste disposal in Asia and Africa. Active for over 30 years, BORDA is part of a network of international research and development organisations.

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Basic Needs Services (BNS) are directly linked to the UN's Millenium Development Goals and are in keeping with the objectives of climate protection of the Kyoto Protocol. They are actions geared towards improving living conditions for disadvantaged target groups.

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BORDA strives to create sanitation solutions: DEWATS (Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solutions) Service Packages include not simply the construction of this proven solution but a whole set of integrated measures, combined according to demand.

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Facilitating the implementation of Basic Needs Services (BNS) development projects in Asia and Africa, BORDA maintains over twenty partnerships with organisations worldwide; partners are accountable for planning and implementation of social structure development projects.

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News from BORDA Las Americas

Photo contest on the theme of basic and ecological sanitation in Nicaragua
1. SODIS  Bolivia /Angélica Maria Marin Suarez, amarins@fundacionsodis.org2. INAA/Felipe López, flopez@inaa.gob.ni3. GIZ NI/ Javier Enrique Gutierrez Llanes, javier.gutierrez@giz.de4. Grupo Fenix/ Susan Kinne, susankinnefenix@gmail.com5. SODIS  Bolivia /Angélica Maria Marin Suarez, amarins@fundacionsodis.org6.CIDTEA/Rosemary Téllez, rtellez440@gmail.com7. Idalia del Carmen Lau Blanco, idalialaub@yahoo.com8. Grupo Fenix/ Susan Kinne, susankinnefenix@gmail.com9. Francisco Manuel González Sánchez, frank_architect@yahoo.es10. Asofenix11. Fabiola Martínez, faby_310791@hotmail.com12. Idalia del Carmen Lau Blanco, idalialaub@yahoo.com13. Asofenix14. Klaudia Boden <>15. Gabriel Alejandro Mendoza Quiroz, Asofenix17. Idalia del Carmen Lau Blanco, idalialaub@yahoo.com18. Asofenix19. Asofenix20.Eduardo Rodriguez Hastin, ERodriguez@wateraidamerica.org21. Eduardo Rodriguez Hastin, ERodriguez@wateraidamerica.org22. Martín Alejandro Jiménez Velásquez, martinjimenezv@outlook.com23. Grupo Fenix/ Susan Kinne, susankinnefenix@gmail.com24. Lydia Zapata, lydia.zapata@blueenergygroup.org25. Víctor Contreras, Edwin Terán, Víctor Contreras, Edwin Terán,

Wiwilí initiates the change

by Idalia Lau, BORDA Nicaragua and Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA LA, 19.08.2016

The Municipality of Wiwilí in Jinotega, Nueva Segovia along with BORDA and Wiwilí MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (ADEM- Wiwilí) conducted a stakeholder workshop under the collaborative project "Nakopa". In the workshop that...[more]

The Dual Germany-Mexico Year 2016-2017 Has Just Begun

by Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 16.06.2016

Within the framework of the Germany-Mexico Dual Year 2016-2017, Germany will present in Mexico various activities defined by six major thematic areas: Science, Culture, Education, Innovation, Mobility and Sustainability all...[more]

CUBASOLAR and BORDA sponsor the XII International Workshop CUBASOLAR 2016

by José Antonio Guardado and Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 14.06.2016

As part of their common cooperation actions, linked to the Movement of Biogas Users (MUB) CUBASOLAR and BORDA held the 12th International meeting CUBASOLAR 2016 in the city of Holguin on May 16-20, 2016.[more]

Micro-watershed Sanitation Begins with Information to Actors

by Pedro Kraemer and Sonia Martínez Ferreiro, BORDA Las Américas, 03.05.2016

Together with the Municipality of Taxco de Alarcon, the 10 communities of the San Juan River watershed and the association Pueblo Sa-Bio, on 20 April 2016 BORDA Las Americas initiated a project to prepare a strategic plan for the...[more]


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