Partners in Community Transformation

An international network of in-country centres of excellence.

We believe that community development and sustainable change require in-country capacity, ownership, and ongoing knowledge-into-practice. Community Transformation Centres (CTCs) focus on one or more of three general areas:

• WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
• Energy efficiency and renewables
• Technologies for agricultural value chains

Wind Energy Gains

Tamil Nadu’s share of renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass and small hydro) in its total energy mix hit 20% in the first five months (April-August) of fiscal 2017, according to a report by research firm Elara Capital. Read...

Upcoming program

November 6 - December 1, 2017 This is a highly-interactive one-month eLearning course on ICT for Water Service Providers and other WASH sector stakeholders. For more information, contact: info@ict4wash.com. More...

Women, Water, Nigeria

Salamatu Garba speaks about the continuing impact of Water and Development Alliance (WADA) a public-private partnership between USAID and Coca-cola and its impact on women in Nigeria in this USAID Global Water...

Evaporation as a major Renewable energy source?

"In the first analysis of using evaporation as renewable energy, Columbia University scientists have found that evaporation-to-power devices on lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of electricity—about 70 percent of current U.S. production."The method...

“Can subsidies & sanitation marketing work together to increase household construction of #toilets? @ThriveNet video” Thanks Improve Int’l for sharing!

https://youtu.be/0kbGbwJkPLc

The Importance of Agriculture in Africa – for the World

"n the case of  Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, Dangote stated “we should pray that oil prices remain low. This helps wean us off the dependency on revenues from petroleum. We must take oil to be the icing on the cake. We already have the cake." ...  "Dangote noted...

Phones and Agriculture – the way of the future?

"The U.S. Agency for International Development, through the U.S. Global Development Lab and the Bureau for Food Security, is working to demonstrate that digital tools and approaches can improve cost-effectiveness and better development outcomes in food security and...

Re-thinking the Flush Toilet

"It’s time for humanity to rethink the traditional water-flush toilet. This is fairly obvious to anyone who has worked in the development sector and it’s becoming painfully obvious in places that have spent decades taking the flush toilet for granted. In 2017, the UN...

WASH and Gender

A new report from the World Bank, The Rising Tide: A New Look at Water and Gender "reviews a vast body of literature and offers a framework for visualizing water as an asset, a service, and a space. It shows how water is an arena where gender relations play out in...

Evaluating Global Monitoring Data

Global Water Challenge teamed up with an analytics software company to analyze the largest existing data set on water points. Useful insights resulted that can predict the most impactful places to invest in water services. Read...