An international network of independent regional development centres

Building blocks for resilient communities: water, sanitation, hygiene, renewable energy, agriculture

Community Transformation Centres are the way of the future for self-sustaining development in safe water, sanitation, hygiene, food and energy; the basic building blocks of life. We are currently working with centres in nine countries. Our goal is 30+ centres worldwide by 2022.

“Dialogue as a driver of sustainable development”

Today's DEVEX bulletin includes an interesting opinion piece on the benefits of dialogue in international sustainable development. Read more....

Solar in Malawi

Transform's solar expert, Joanna Gentili, gave a TEDx talk in Llilongwe, Malawi on ways to rapidly bring solar to the country: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdvyIEqC2fk

‘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...

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