The rapid spread of Covid-19 resulted in a personal protection equipment shortage (PPE) worldwide. EWB-NL committed to using its resources and knowledge to help fight Covid-19.
Niger is one of the least-developed and poorest nations in the globe, according to the latest report on Human Development Index, UNDP. Two-thirds of the population lives below the poverty line, surviving on less than 1 dollar per day and hunger is a daily issue for many families.
Small Scale Mining of precious stones creates many opportunities for the local community, but it is also linked to several problems like environmental damage, child labor and armed conflict. We are working with a partner in Côte d’Ivoire to explore possible technical solutions.
EWB-NL is working with local partners to tackle the problems regarding water supply in the villages in the Oku region and to get the local communities back in control of their water systems, so they can ensure they have safe water for consumption.
EWB-NL is donating engineering expertise to develop the Nachali Girls School project in collaboration with our local partner in Malawi. The project is located in the northern region of Malawi, the Karonga district, a rural area that lies approx. 650 km from Lilongwe, the capital.
Our partner, Jos Green Centre (JGC), an NGO based in the Jos Plateau area, is a youth-driven centre focused on eco-innovations, social enterprise and eco-entrepreneurship. We partner to help reduce plastic waste and create added value products; creating a sustainable social enterprise and a circular economy model.
EWB-NL partners with Africa Collect Textiles (ACT) in Kenya to help with the design of a textile shredder. The output of this machine will be used to make pillow fillings, thus providing an alternative to newly produced and imported textiles.
Frustrated by the lack of waste management systems and the devastating impact of plastic waste, EcoBrixs was founded in 2017 in Masaka. Starting by collecting plastic waste in the backyard, it grew out to one of the largest recycling facilities outside of Kampala.
There are around 700 tonnes of waste generated per day in Antananarivo, around 65 % remain uncollected and 35% goes to a landfill. Our partner, Mety, is working on establishing a waste management enterprise in Madagascar. EWB-NL will help with the initial pilot project.
Statistic show that only 13% of the population in Uganda complete the secondary level. In the technical field, a field important for further development of a country it gets worse. In total, only 0,35% actually finish the tertiary education in a technical field.
Once a lush, green and tropical island, Sumba now consists mostly of dry savannah-like wasteland. As a result of forest clearance and repeated, anthropogenic burning for grazing and agriculture, the forested area of Sumba has declined significantly over the last century, reducing the durance of the rainy season from six months a year, back to three months a year.