Helping People Help Themselves

Our partners are working to improve their communities. We help.

Our local partners increase access to safe water, sanitation, hygiene, food and/or energy: the basic building blocks of life. We have partner centres in eight countries. Our goal is 30+ centres worldwide by 2022.

WASH in Healthcare Facilities – lessons from research in Rumphi District, Malawi (Nov. 2019)

TI and DRI report on our research into WASH in Healthcare facilities. TI is working with the Desert Research on building a toolbox to improve sustainability of WASH in Healthcare facilities. Poor WASH affects quality of patient case and safety of staff, patients, and...

Behaviour Change and Covid-19

What lessons are there from behaviour change work that would help us in covid-19 work? A recent article explores useful tips.

Climate change, deforestation, and water

A recent New York Times article described the devastation caused by deforestation to increase agriculture production needed due to growing population in the Comoros Islands, East Africa. This is a lesson on what can happen when we degrade natural forests. 

Renewable Energy future for Africa

Read recent Guardian article on Africa's energy future

Innovations for sustainable water

Innovations for tariffs and sustainability of community water systems shared by a Kenyan friend with demonstrated phenomenal technical skill and practical know-how.  "...when he sends me an example of some promising...

clean water sanitation hygiene food energy