Partner description

BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association) is an expert NGO specializing in full-cycle decentralized sanitation. For more than 40 years, our award-winning solutions have empowered people and set new standards in more than 20 countries around the world. We aim to play a leading role in international efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Together with governments, local businesses and partner organizations, we work on-site to improve communal planning processes, sanitation delivery structures and basic needs services. We address unresolved problems and bring tried and tested solutions to challenging locations.

Through earned trust and strong partnerships, our locally tailored solutions combine sustainable technology, holistic planning, participatory processes, appropriate social measures and supportive long-term policies.


BORDA's multi-level, multi-stakeholder approach creates a feedback loop between local, regional and national stakeholders, allowing us to integrate innovative initiatives at the micro, meso and macro levels. This is what distinguishes us: the ability to achieve lasting structural change that is essential to achieving livable communities for all.

Institutional Profile

Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association

  • Sanitation
  • +49.421.40 89 52-0

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