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BORDA Zambia

WASH Overview
Poor access to safe, dignified, and affordable water, sanitation and hygiene services continues to be the case for many people in Zambia, particularly the most vulnerable people in society. An estimated 4.8 million Zambians lack regular access to clean water, and 6.6 million lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. This continues to place a heavy burden on the countries healthcare systems, as well as the national budget.

This is exacerbated by the use of on-site sanitation systems such as unlined pit latrines and septic tanks/soak ways that continue to threaten the health and vitality of aquifers that are heavily depended on for water.

About Us
BORDA has been active in Zambia since 2009, working in partnership with the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA). In 2016, BORDA established the BORDA Zambia Country Office; therefore, committing to support the development efforts in the country. Within fourteen  years, we have realized and implemented more than 25 projects and conducted countless workshops and trainings.

As a Zambian NGO we are specialized in the field of sustainable environmental protection through integrated sanitation solutions. Our activities aim at making neighbourhoods throughout Zambia more liveable by developing and implementing innovative on-site sanitation solutions that build climate resilience, strengthen social structures, and foster the sustainable and attentive handling of natural resources. We support holistic approaches on policy formulation, participatory urban planning processes and infrastructure development. In this respect, BORDA Zambia designs and implements innovative system packages together with partners, fosters capacity strengthening and facilitates dialogue between civil society organisations, communities, government entities, the private sector, scientific institutions, and international organizations. We also work to strengthen regulation for onsite sanitation (OSS), including faecal sludge management (FSM) through supporting with standardisation and harmonisation of national policies, guidelines and strategies. BORDA Zambia has since 2020 expanded our scope to include the implementation of holistic WASH projects in Schools.As an organisation we are committed to engaging and supporting communities to be the drivers of change towards improving access to WASH services.

BORDA Zambia intends to contribute to the creation of liveable cities in Zambia by:

  • Promoting decentralized sustainable sanitation solutions for urban and peri-urban areas
  • Promoting solid waste management solutions
  • Strengthening capacity in the private and public sector
  • Promoting synergies and partnerships for improved project design and implementation
  • Strengthening policy and institutional frameworks
  • Advocacy and awareness raising within government, local authorities, the public sector, and the general public.

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Amanda Mallaghan

Our contact person is at your disposal for questions and answers

E-Mail: mallaghan@borda-africa.org
Phone: +260211257268