Everyone in the world should have structural access to clean water and good sanitation. But citizens at the Base of the Pyramid often don’t. Through a wide range of services, Aqua for All strengthens ideas and initiatives that aim to provide them with that access. Supporting this common goal with a variety of partners, we ensure a better future for millions of people.Read more about us
Promoting inclusiveness in the Dutch policy agenda for trade and international cooperation
March 30, 2015
INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies, was established in June 2012. It brings together researchers from African countries and the Netherlands who work with the private sector, NGOs and governments to exchange information and ideas on how to achieve better research-policy linkages on economic transformation and inclusive development. The platform is one of…Continue reading this article
Water should be higher on the agenda in Europe. “Every day should be water day!”
March 26, 2015
These were some of the poignant words shared by Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen, who opened the Dutch World Water Day Conference that took place on Friday, March 20th in Amsterdam. A diversity of 220 stakeholders from water companies, government bodies, the business sector, knowledge institutes, NGOs and students met to share perspectives and discuss…Continue reading this article
Independent evaluators for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs‘In particular the combination of a set of roles (matchmaker, funder, multiplier, innovator) and the potential for achieving important synergies, makes the Aqua for All program highly relevant and unique, even in light of fairly limited resources to pursue such an ambitious agenda’
The KALDRR-WASH program : How do you reduce water-borne illnesses, develop community partnerships and promote integrated water resource management in rural areas impacted by drought and climate change?
The social venture Safi Sana : How do you collect toilet and organic waste from slums, diminishing the city’s waste problems and using this waste to produce and sell affordable organic fertilizer and green electricity?
NGO SHIPO’s business development program : How do you set up 800 sanitation systems, 800 hygiene facilities and 180 wells, guaranteeing they are kept in condition and reaching 16.000 people – all in two years time?
The amount of people at the Base of the (global wealth) Pyramid (BoP) whose lives we have helped improve.
The amount of countries where we have contributed to providing the BoP with clean water and good sanitation.
The total amount of project and program money we have managed for funds and (government) grant programs.
The amount of companies we have worked with over the years, as (co-)financing partners or otherwise.
Walking for water
Don't be surprised if, around World Water Day (March 22), you suddenly see large groups of Dutch school children walking down the streets carrying big bottles of water in their blue backpacks. They are participating in annual national campaign, Wandelen voor Water ('Walking for Water'), to raise funds for WASH projects in developing countries.More about this campaign
Football for Water
The Football for Water campaign is especially active during highly visible football events, such as matches of the Dutch national team in the Netherlands. All partners, including Aqua for All, urge their socially engaged and football minded stakeholders to make a donation for special 'Sport & WASH projects' in developing countries.
VIA Water brings together international policy makers, knowledge institutions, companies and NGO’s. The organization’s objective: to let them develop sustainable, innovative solutions for water problems facing cities in seven African countries. Always in co-creation with local organizations. If needed, VIA Water will provide some (financial) support. Aqua for All is the manager for VIA Water’s funds.Read more
With financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a variety of other parties, Aqua for All mans one of the few Dutch support counters for small Public Private Partnerships; those 'PPP's' whose WASH activities cost less than a million euros. Through smart financial injections and knowledge sharing, Aqua for All helps create, develop, test and scale up innovative, sustainable solutions for water and sanitation challenges.