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Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania, Albania and Macedonia
The aim of this project is to raise awareness about environmental protection and risk based management of water supply and sanitation systems, and to take action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities
Donors: Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Partners: Aquademica (Romania), Women in Development Shkodra, Journalists for Human Rights
Duration: 09/2017 - 04/2019




Uganda: Better Lives- Less Rural Migration
The aim of this project is to improve the living conditions of the rural, young population through a more sustainable agriculture, based on organic and conservation agriculture methods.
Donors: Bavarian State Chancellory (Germany)
Partners: Appropriate Technologies Uganda (ATU)
Duration: 01/2017 - 12/2018




Water solidarity between Kyrgyzstan and France continues successfully
Safe water and sustainable sanitation for the village An-Oston, Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan
Donors: Water Agency Artois-Picardie, St Omer Municipality, UNDP-GWS, Jety-Oguz Rayon, Natracare, local villagers.
Partners: WECF and KAWS
Duration: 10/2016 - 12/2018




Reducing chemicals and contamination of drinking water sources in rural communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Albania
How Ecosan toilets, greywater filters and composting can help reducing the use of chemical fertilisers and protecting water sources in rural areas of South Eastern Europe
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme, UNEP
Partners: Women in Development Shkoder (Albania), Eko Forum Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Journalists for Human Rights (FYR Macedonia)
Duration: 05/2015 - 12/2017




Promotion of green technologies in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF implements a project in Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) to promote sustainable technologies for renewable energy
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 05/2016 - 04/2017




Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania and Macedonia
The aim of this project is to raise awareness about environmental protection and to take action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities.
Donors: Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Germany
Partners: Aquademica (Romania), Journalists for Human Rights (FYR Macedonia)
Duration: 05/2016 - 01/2017




Crowdfunding Project: Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda
Via a crowdfunding campaign WECF collected more than 4.600 Euro to fight the sanitary grievances in rural Uganda. Thanks to over 50 donations WECF builds in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE 17 Biogas Toilets in Mulagi Sub-County.
Donors: Private donors via crowdfunding campaign (https://www.chuffed.org/project/toilets4uganda)
Partners: Action for Rural Womens' Empowerment (ARUWE)
Duration: 07/2016 - 01/2017




Water Solidarity France- Kyrgystan
Women as drivers of change
Donors: Water Agency Artois-Picardie, St Omer Municipality, UNDP-GWS, Jety-Gus, Rayon, Natracare, local villagers.
Partners: WECF and KAWS
Duration: 09/2014 - 10/2016




Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership
Reducing the pollution of the Black Sea by introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities
Donors: The United Nations Environment programme (UNEP)
Partners: RCDA (Rural Communities Development Agency)
Duration: 04/2014 - 05/2016




Safe drinking water and sustainable energy for rural Uganda
Improving living conditions in rural Uganda through sustainable technologies for renewable energy, agriculture and water
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 06/2015 - 02/2016




EWA: Women Empowerment
The overall goal of the WECF EWA programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda)
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




A call for help from the Kayenje School
Building ecosan toilets at Kayenje Primary School in Uganda
Donors: Private donors
Partners: Kayenje Primary School Uganda
Duration: 07/2014 - 07/2015




Romania and Macedonia (FYROM): Water and Sanitation Safety Plans
Water and Sanitation Safety Plans for environmental education in schools in rural areas
Donors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
Partners: Aquademica(Romania), JHR, Macedonia(FYROM)
Duration: 11/2013 - 04/2015




Natracare Safe School Sanitation Project
Natracare supports safe sanitation for girls in Central Asia - Natracare, a UK-based manufacture of organic and natural solutions for personal health care has become a sponsor of WECF projects on improving sanitation in schools in the rural areas of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Donors: Natracare UK
Duration: 06/2010 - 12/2013




Kyrgyzstan: Home Comforts - Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards via sustainable energy and sanitation
Reduce poverty via sustainable development, specifically through improved access to basic resources such as energy and safe sanitation
Donors: European Commission with the additional aid of Natracare and Sjef Jorritsma & Hanzehogeschool Groningen
Partners: KAWS, ALGA, Camp Alatoo
Duration: 01/2011 - 07/2013




Bulgaria: Water safety plans
Environmental education for teachers as multipliers for children and young people at the example of rural communities in Bulgaria
Donors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
Partners: EfE, Eco World
Duration: 08/2011 - 11/2012




Safe water and sanitation for all in Moldova
Mobilizing citizens and authorities from Moldova to respect and realize the right to access to safe water and sanitation for all
Donors: Foundation Danielle Mitterrand – France Libertés, Milieukontakt International, Church World Service
Partners: WiSDOM, ORMAX, Renaşterea rurală
Duration: 10/2010 - 02/2012




Humanitarian Roofing project in Prislop, Romania
Thanks to gifts from private donors in many countries 42 families received sheets for making their roofs water-proof
Donors: private donors
Partners: WECF Germany, WECF Netherlands
Duration: 04/2008 - 11/2011




Remote Communities in Azerbaijan
Community Approaches to a Better Environment for All and Poverty Reduction in Out of Reach Communities
Donors: European Commission
Partners: WECF The Netherlands, EKOT (Ekoloji Taraziig NGO), Azerbaijan and Sustainable Future NGO from Finland
Duration: 11/2009 - 11/2011




Commission for Sustainable Development
WECF facilitates the participation of its members at UN conferences. WECF members present their experiences and recommendations to policy makers during the UN CSD every year
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM); The Netherlands; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Energia, Mama 86, WEDO, Eco Accord, Eco Forum, Bali Focus, Worldview Impact Foundation, Women against Nuclear Power, Women for Peace
Duration: 03/1999 - 08/2011




Georgia: Create local capacity for sustainable development
New EU financed project started in Georgia
Donors: EU
Partners: Greens Movement is the lead applicant, and all Georgian WECF partners - Caucasus Environment, Center for Social Development Akhalsikhe, GEBMA, PAROS, RCDA, SEMA and WECF
Duration: 11/2010 - 07/2011




Constructed Wetland in Bulgaria
Constructed Wetland Implementation for On-site Treatment of Domestic Wastewater of a Children´s Home combined with Capacity Building for Professionals
Donors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
Partners: Otterwasser, Germany; Ecoworld, Bulgaria;
Duration: 02/2009 - 04/2011




Democratization of the governance of the Dniester river basin
Local authorities, NGOs and citizen's communities work together in trans-boundary cooperation between Moldova, Transdniestria and Ukraine towards sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Eco-Tiras, Eco-spectrum, Black Sea Women's Club
Duration: 12/2007 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Agency Support Development Process Nau, AWHHE, BIOM, Central Asian Alliance for Water & Public Fund Mehr-Shavkat, Georgian Environmental and Biological Monitoring Association, Foundation Caucasus Environment, Ecos NGO, ECOTOX, Habitat for Humanity, Katachel e.V., Mehriban, Paros, Public Association Mountain Club Jabagly-Manas, RDCA, Regional Public Ecological Organization “Vozrojdenye” (“Revival”) of Tatarbunary, Rural Women’s NGO “Alga”, SEMA, Social Union Agerkech, Society Development Centre of Akhaltsikhe, The Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE, “ULGU”, UNISON, WISDOM, WPO “SAFO”
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




"Well of knowledge" Educational and Informational Water Center
Ukrainian-German-Polish project started in January 2010
Donors: Bosch-Batory-Pauci Foundation
Partners: Ecological Club “Kray”, Dolina Stobrawy
Duration: 01/2010 - 11/2010




ToNi-Finder
WECF's map for sustainable school Toilets and establishing Nitrate levels in ground, surface and drinking water
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, DGIS, The Netherlands; European Commission DG-Environment; Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: ALGA, ASDP Nau, Association Spektri, CAAW, Earth Forever Foundation, ECotox, Eco World, EuroTeleormann Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), Fondation Caucasus Environment, Habitat for Humanity Kyrgyzstan, Katakhel, Lore Eco Club, Mama 86, Medium & Sanitas Slobozia, Mehriban, Mountain Club „Jabagly-Manas“, SAFOi Sughd, SEMA, ULGU, Unison, YECT, Young Guards of Nature
Duration: 10/2009 - 10/2010




Protocol on Water and Health and Public Participation
Workshop for the Effective Use of the Potential of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Authorities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union and EU in the Field of Environment and Water
Donors: German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Partners: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Ministry for Environment and Forestry, Romania, Global Water Partnership
Duration: 05/2010 - 10/2010




Create local capacity for sustainable development
The project is a continuation and scaling up of Empowerment and Local Action program
Donors: European Commission
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE Georgia
Duration: 09/2010 - 09/2010




Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands (for Ukraine); Royal Netherlands Embassy in Romania; Province Overijssel Netherlands
Partners: Black Sea Womens' Club, Earth Forever Foundation, EuroTeleorman Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), MAMA-86, Medium et Sanitas Slobozia
Duration: 10/2007 - 09/2010




Belarus - Citizens involvement
Developing multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of water, waste and energy efficiency in Belarus
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Ecoproject
Duration: 12/2006 - 03/2010




International Year of Sanitation
Safe and affordable sustainable sanitation at the top of the European political agenda during the International Year of Sanitation 2008
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86, Black Sea Women's Club, AWHHE, Mehriban, Earth Forever Foundation, Global Water Partnership, European Water Partnership, Coalition Clean Baltic, KIWA water research
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2008




Kyrgyzstan - Decentralised and Sustainable Wastewater Management
Consulting and supporting NGOs in Kyrgyzstan to develop ecolocial sanitation and wastewater management in rural areas
Donors: German Ministry of Environment (BMU)
Partners: Habitat for Humanity, Alga, ULGU, BIOM
Duration: 03/2006 - 12/2008




Tapping Our Ressources - Sustainable Development and Poverty Elimination
Safe Drinking Water, Safe Sanitation, Safe Food
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE, Katachel e.V., MAMA-86, Ukraine
Duration: 01/2005 - 12/2007




Afghanistan - Tapping Resources
WECF and Katachel Afghanistan working on improved sanitation for the Kunduz region
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Katachel e.V.
Duration: 01/2005 - 12/2007




Support Programme for the Roma Village Prislop
Supporting the Roma community in their basic needs: health, sanitation, infrastructure and schooling
Donors: Hewlett Packard
Partners: WECF Germany
Duration: 10/2005 - 12/2007




Armenia Tapping Resources
Poverty elimination, organic farming and improvement of water supply and sanitation in rural areas of Armenia
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE
Duration: 02/2005 - 12/2007




Bulgaria - Water, Waste and Sanitation in Rural Areas
Developing a model for sustainable water and waste management for rural areas
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Earth Forever Foundation, Institute of Ecological Modernization, IRC Netherlands, WASTE
Duration: 02/2005 - 07/2007




Ukraine - Co-operation for Sustainable Rural Development
Involving citizens and local authorities in rural Ukraine in improvement of drinking water, sanitation and agriculture
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86 Poltava, MAMA-86 Kiev, MAMA-86 Yeremche and MAMA-86 Nishin, Fem-Consult, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
Duration: 11/2003 - 11/2006




Ukraine - Ecological Sanitation Solutions
Dry urine-diverting toilets for schools and households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: MAMA-86 Odessa, MAMA-86 Kiev and MAMA-86 Sevastapol
Duration: 09/2005 - 08/2006




Romania - Rural Development for All
Ecological sanitation and waste-(water) management in rural areas of Romania
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: GeoSan, Femei pentru un Viitor Curate (Women for a Clean Environment, FVC)
Duration: 09/2005 - 08/2006




Romania - Safe Drinking Water
Developing a participatory democracy, creating a network of local environmental NGOs and implementing effective and reproducible small-scale projects for safe drinking water solutions.
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Medium & Sanitas
Duration: 01/2002 - 01/2004




Ukraine - Safe Drinking Water
Improving the drinking water conditions through public awareness and participation.
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86 Kiev
Duration: 03/1999 - 12/2003




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