USAID Releases Field Guide for Water and Development Strategy

April 1, 2014  |  by

Last week, USAID released Water and Development Strategy: Implementation Field Guide. The document serves as a reference tool to help USAID Operating Units understand and apply the agency’s 2013-2018 Water and Development Strategy. Design and implementation of the strategy is guided by a results-oriented approach, using a set of standard indicators on water, sanitation, hygiene,…

Winners of ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India’ Announced

March 26, 2014  |  by

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council have announced the winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India. Six organizations were awarded grants totaling $2 million to develop innovative "next-generation toilets" that can deliver safe, affordable, and sustainable sanitation solutions in India. A collaboration between the Gates Foundation, BIRAC, and the Indian Ministry of…

Hilton Foundation Awards $3 Million for Ghana Water Project

March 25, 2014  |  by

The International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) in The Hague has announced a $3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in support of efforts to provide access to clean water in rural Ghana. The grant will support IRC’s work with the Ghanaian government to bring national and local partners together on efforts to provide sustainable water services…

Keurig Green Mountain Commits $11 Million to Water Initiatives

March 24, 2014  |  by

Vermont-based specialty coffee company Keurig Green Mountain has announced grants totaling $11 million to four nonprofit organizations working in the United States and abroad to promote water security. Grant recipients include charity: water, which will use the funds to help one million people gain access to clean drinking water by 2020; the Global Water Initiative, which was created…

Gates Foundation, Asian Development Bank Fund Three Sanitation Projects

March 14, 2014  |  by

The Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Asian Development Bank, has awarded three grants to help provide safe sanitation facilities in urban and rural communities across Asia. Created in 2013 with $15 million from the Gates Foundation and administered by ADB, the fund will leverage…

The Strategic Role of a Corporate Foundation in the Social Sector

March 10, 2014  |  by ,

Investing in the social and environmental sector is not only a responsibility of the business sector; it is also strategic. This guiding principle provides the basis for FEMSA Foundation’s approach towards social investment. Decision-making for increased effectiveness and efficiency During a field visit as part of the design evaluation for Water Links in Honduras. In…

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