Our commitment for achieving the SDGs
We are directly committed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We haven’t been waiting for the UN goal formation, but have been implementing ecological projects since 1995, especially in rural areas of Africa.
Our core topics are:
Good Health and Well-Being
We promote and strengthen rural hospitals through our infrastructure projects. Our measures increase the quality of medical care. (Link to Medicine Projects)
We use the lever dual:
- Improving the quality of training facilities through infrastructure measures (structural, as well as in the scopes of energy and WASH)
- We pass our technical knowledge in workshops. Each of our projects is a knowledge exchange and technology transfer. For every project we have local counterparts. We maintain a network of technicians who are also always in a knowledge exchange with each other locally (South-South cooperation). WE offer students and fresh-educated practical experience. We raise the standard of local farms. But at the same time we too learn afresh every day.
Clean water and sanitation
We look at the entire water cycle: from the extraction of water through the distribution of water to the disposal of liquid waste. This also includes sanitation and hygiene, for example with compost and dry toilets. We have a look at the overall concept which is especially important for larger consumers, such as hospitals (keyword: water monitoring).
Affordable and clean Energy
We consider the overall concept. It’s not just about energy efficiency. The order of magnitude makes no difference. We take care of the smallest consumers (Solar Home Systems) and up to 100kW+ systems for large consumers such as radio stations or hospitals.
We already are looking at all our projects in terms of climate protection. The focus is on the field of renewable energies, especially solar power. We replace generators with solar power modules. Ecology meets economy. Not only is it better for the environment, but electricity is also cheaper over a life cycle. But even more so in the rural, less developed areas of Africa, where there is no network, but a lot of solar radiation.
Partnerships for the goals
Alone we are nothing. We depend on donors, project partners and a (mainly local) supplier network. We live the exchange, not only north-south, but also the south-south cooperation and especially south-north!