BORDA advises and facilitates projects in the sectors of decentralised sanitation, wastewater treatment, water and energy supply, and solid waste disposal in Asia and Africa. Active for over 30 years, BORDA is part of a network of international research and development organisations.

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Basic Needs Services (BNS) are directly linked to the UN's Millenium Development Goals and are in keeping with the objectives of climate protection of the Kyoto Protocol. They are actions geared towards improving living conditions for disadvantaged target groups.

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BORDA strives to create sanitation solutions: DEWATS (Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solutions) Service Packages include not simply the construction of this proven solution but a whole set of integrated measures, combined according to demand.

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Facilitating the implementation of Basic Needs Services (BNS) development projects in Asia and Africa, BORDA maintains more than 25 partnerships with organisations worldwide; partners are accountable for planning and implementation of social structure development projects.


News from BORDA West and Central Asia

MoU Signed between GIZ & BORDA

by BORDA Afghanistan, 24.04.2016

On April 19, 2016, BORDA Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GIZ Water Sector Improvement Program (WSIP) to enhance sanitation sector by utilization of competencies and resources of both organizations. In...[more]

Training on Decentralized Sanitation Solutions for MUDA Engineers completed

by BORDA Afghanistan, 05.04.2016

BORDA Afghanistan conducted a 5 day training on Decentralized Sanitation Solutions for the relevant engineers at the Ministry of Urban Development Affairs (MUDA) in Kabul. The training was held in cooperation with Smart World...[more]

MoA between BORDA and Kabul University Signed

by BORDA Afghanistan, 17.03.2016

Today, BORDA Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Environmental Science Faculty of Kabul University to build knowledge and awareness of community of learning on the importance of wastewater treatment and...[more]

The New Climate and Ecology Center Bamyan, Afghanistan

by BORDA, BORDA Afghanistan, 17.03.2016

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) and Conservation Organization for Afghan Mountain Areas (COAM) started a joint initiative called “The Climate and Ecology...[more]




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DEWATS Special Newsletter 

BORDA received the Development Solutions Award by IWA for outstanding “innovations and contributions to technology and community facilitation that transform service delivery in low income urban settlements.” read more