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

BORDA and UNEP Joint project inception workshop held in Kabul

by Farid Safi, BORDA Afganistan, 21.09.2015

On the 16th September 2015, BORDA Afghanistan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized the inception workshop of their first joint project at the UNEP office, Kabul. [more]

6-month plumbing course finished at HELP´s Vocational Training Center in Herat

by BORDA Afghanistan, 26.08.2015

The plumbing course, designed for six months, covered topics such as plumbing of built-in and built-out materials, use of plumbing tools as well as getting familiar with local markets and marketing techniques to support the...[more]

International Capacity Building Tool for Biogas (Kopie 1)

by Christopher Kellner, BORDA ESA, 11.08.2015

There is growing demand for renewable energy technologies. BORDA’s Integrated Decentralised Sanitation Solutions systems can be a small scale solution for this demand. By adding further components that are easy to operate and to...[more]

Wastewater treatment system for the SHAMSA children village inaugurated in Kabul

by BORDA Afghanistan, 27.07.2015

On July 14th, 2015 a decentralized wastewater treatment plant implemented by PARSA and BORDA was inaugurated at the SHAMSA children village in Kabul. The SHAMSA director in Kabul, Maryam Gillani, the PARSA communication manager...[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