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

‘The Dumbest Waste of Time Ever’: How the Development Sector is Failing MSMEs

The importance of mentoring and training over time.  Read More... 

Why do rural Africans own cell phones when they don’t have electricity?

"When we look at Africans, we often talk about what they don’t have. 60% of Ugandans lack access to clean water. 90% of Malawians don’t have electricity, yet the majority of Malawian adults do have a cell phone (BIF Malawi)." Read...

New Waste to Energy Plant in Ethiopia

"Waste management is one of the biggest challenges confronting many African countries. The issue of collection, management and disposal of solid waste still features highly in major towns and cities across the region. Failure to correctly manage waste disposal has...

How to ensure sustainability in rural water systems

Register for the upcoming webinar - Tuesday March 27, 11 am EDT Engineering for Change:...

Upcoming Webinar: A Practitioner’s Guide to Gender Data

Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST (4:00 p.m. CET) Yamini Atmavilas, Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Albert Motivans, Head of Data and Insights, Equal Measures 2030 Papa Seck, Chief Statistician, UN Women Kelli Rogers, Associate...

Food for thought when innovating…

Or when thinking that "feedback" would be useful:  Read more...

International training course “Market-led SMARTechs for water and agriculture” 19th to 23rd of March 2018 in Mzuzu, Malawi

International training course Malawi March 2018

Potential Disruption to Traditional Financing

Blockchain could alter the landscape for small business all over the world. It may be years or decades before this happens, but things do tend to change fast in this world!  Read...

The Importance of small-scale agriculture in Africa

Article on the importance of supporting small-scale farmers by reducing barriers " limiting their access to inputs; foster the adoption of environmentally sustainable approaches and technologies; increase access to credit and markets; facilitate farm mechanisation;...

Financing is critical to power availability

https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2018/01/25/twenty-two-percent-nepali-have-no-access-electricity-ppoe-2017/