UPGro has now formally ended, as of 31 March 2020

Queries about this programme should be addressed to the United Kingdom Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

This legacy website is maintained by Skat Foundation (UPGro Knowledge Broker 2014-2020) as part our continued mandate as Secretariat for the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)  and as an active member of GRIPP

You can contact us via email ruralwater [at] or through our LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter groups and profiles.



  1. Climate change, felt throughout the world, also affects the DRC and
    disrupts ecosystems.


    Access to drinking water is also a major problem despite the fact that
    the country has the largest hydrography in Africa. This situation has
    been observed in rural areas but also increasingly in large cities.

    According to experts, only 26% of the Congolese population currently
    have access to safe water.

    The lack of drinking water is at the root of waterborne and diarrheal diseases.


    In the DRC, there is also a serious problem in the hygiene sector: 80%
    of households use inadequate sanitation facilities.

    This proves the precariousness of the living conditions of the population.


    Faced with this situation, Unicef ​​has launched for nearly two years
    a vast program called “Schools and villages sanitized in peri-urban
    areas.” To date, 1323 villages have been remediated.

    Environmental remediation remains a concern. Across the country, there
    is a serious problem of evacuation of refuse. The city of Kinshasa,
    for example, alone produces 5,000 tons of waste per day, without their
    evacuation and recycling being insured. This contributes to the
    pollution of the environment.

    For some experts, current forecasts indicate that even in the best of
    scenarios, the DRC would not be able to meet the Millennium
    Development Goals by 2015.
    Your presence in the rdc can save the lives of peopl

  2. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Climate Awareness Clinic forms part of Climate Change International’s (an NGO based and run in Ghana) agenda to ensure inclusiveness in the fight against the ever-worsening climate crisis. The document provides the substantive direction towards which the plan seeks to be implemented.

    While our NGO has a unique opportunity of launching the campaign, it is our mission to ensure that our long term vision is linked to the United Nation statutes on climate change and the fulfillment of the Paris Agreement through the promotion of activism among pupils in basic schools across Ghana.

    It is expected that by the end of this programme, the youth will be better-informed on global warming phenomenon and be exposed to the appropriate channels to help mitigate the problem.

    We wish to, as part of our effort to ensure climate action, secure the support of UPGro to make this project a reality. We are willing to provide more details on how we seek to implement this project as water conservation plays a major part of the scheme.

    Yours faithfully,
    Kenneth Awotwe Darko.
    Convenor, Climate Watchers International

    Tel: +233 550 656 515

  3. We would like to partner with an outstanding group as yourselves as we have the same vision. We build containerized solar and traditional powered water purification plants.
    Kind Regards,

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