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dvv international: New Regional Office in Georgia

Since 9th of January 2012 a Regional Office responsible for dvv international?s activities in the South-Caucasian republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey is situated in Tbilisi, Georgia. more...
 
BORDA received the Development Solutions Award by IWA

BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) was honored with a Development Solutions Award from the International Water Association (IWA) at the 2nd IWA Development Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was held from 21-24 November, 2011. The Development Congress was organized to help address the lack of access to adequate water and sanitation services in urban areas in low and middle income countries. More than 700 international water and sanitation experts participated in this development congress. more...
 
BIZ Project Presents BORDAs Contribution towards the MDGs

Global learning as the educational answer to globalization: that?s how the Bremen Information Center for Human Rights and Development (German Acronym: BIZ) describes the school project ?Practical Global Learning.? A new instruction module is currently being developed in cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (German Acronym: GIZ, formerly InWEnt) , in which Bremen schoolchildren from the 9th class onwards explore the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations. The module is named ?Bremen and the World: Eight goals to change the world?? more...
 
Visit of a delegation from Bremen at BORDA project sites in Southern Africa

Invited by Windhoek, Namibia and Durban, South Africa, two twin cities of Bremen, a delegation from Bremen visited BORDA project sites in these countries more...
 
Nepal: Proper Land for Former Bond-Slaves

Since October 2009 AWO International has a new project partner in Nepal. The non-government organisation SPACE (Society for Participatory Cultural Education) was founded in 1979 and focuses its work on the area of empowerment of marginalised population groups and communities. more...
 
BORDA & BORDA BNS Network at the IFAT ENTSORGA 13.-17.09.2010

Come and see us at this years' IFAT ENTSORGA in Munich, Germany. With more than 120,000 visitors from 170 countries the IFAT ENTSORGA is the world?s most important fair for innovations, new developments and services in the fields of water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. more...
 
The Kolping Society of the Pilippines Raises the Quality of Vocational Training

The Kolping Society of the Philippines wants to not only increase its efforts in the area of occupational training but to also create an exemplary training centre in Naga City. more...
 
Mexico - The Future of the Young Generation Lies in the Rural Aeras

Mexico is affected by a high rate of emigration, particularly of young people, into the neighbouring United States of America. more...
 
"Borda Hilft" - Project for orphanage in Cambodia commissioned

"It is done!" is what young inhabitants and members of support staff of the Sovann Komar orphanage might have thought. The orphanage is one of two project sites resulting from BORDA's fundraising campaign "BORDA hilft!" 2009. more...
 
India: Fighting together for the inclusion of the Musahar Community

Advocacy Workshop of Manav Seva Santstan (MSS), AWO International's partner organization, in Gorakhpur. On January 16, 2010 Manav Seva Santstan (MSS), AWO International's partner organization, held an advocacy workshop in the Maharajganj District in Uttar Pradesh, to advocate the rights of the Musahar on district level. more...
 
CONFINTEA VI - Belém Framework for Aciton

CONFINTEA VI: The final document is now available online. more...
 
2009: "Borda hilft" - Progress in Cambodia

The excitement of a DEWATS plant that is structurally almost complete - experienced by pupils of the Chroy Jong Va Primary School in Cambodia?s capital Phnom Penh. more...
 
Chile - Intercontinental seminar on vocational training

In the last few years, KOLPING INTERNATIONAL has stepped up its efforts to increase the exchange of experiences between the Kolping Societies of the South more...
 
Uganda - Kolping assists in rebuilding afte the civil war

In the north of Uganda there was a bloody civil war between 1987 and 2006, which not only took the lives of many people, but also expelled many people from their ancestral villages. more...
 
CONFINTEA VI Closes with a Call to Move from Rhetoric to Action

The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) closed on 4 December with a call for governments to "take forward, with a sense of urgency and at an accelerated pace, the agenda of Adult Learning and Education" and to redouble efforts to meet adult literacy goals. more...
 
AWO International First Regional Office Ceremoniously Opened in Nepal

On November 6th 2009 the regional office of AWO International was officially inaugurated with a ceremonial act in Kathmandu, Nepal. more...
 
Conference about "Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Dveloping Countries"

BORDA and their partner organisation IWA will be organizing a conference and exhibition on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Solutions in Developing Countries in Surabaya, Indonesia on 23-25 March 2010. more...
 
Borda Helps! School should not make sick!

BORDA hilft! asked for donations during a charity gala with Gospelmusic and hot wine punch more...
 
5th BNS Partner Network Meeting in Livingstone, Zambia

BORDA partner from Africa and Asia met for the 5th BNS Partner Meeting in Livingstone, Zambia from October 12th to 14th 2009. This years' conference was hosted by BORDA Partner WASAZA, the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia more...
 
India: Kolping Society Supports the Construction of more than 4,000 Houses for Families

In 1993, the Kolping Society of India started its housing programme and in mid-2009 it was able to establish that during this time more than 4,000 houses were built for Kolping members within the scope of this programme. more...
 
Peru: Kolping Opens Ways into the World of Work

Making a contribution to fighting poverty is a core motivation in the work of the Kolping Society of Peru. Occupational qualification of people is a means to achieving this goal. more...
 
dvv international Opens a Project Office in Minsk in Belarus

Since 2002 dvv international supports governmental and non-governmental partners in the Republic of Belarus to promote the development of adult education in the country. more...
 
New director for dvv international

On the 1st of October 2009, Dr. Roland Schwartz will take over as Director of dvv international, the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Federation. more...
 
BORDA helps fund-raising campaign 2009 "School should not make sick"

Thanks to the donation from Bremer citizens and the relief organisation of the East-Asian Society Bremen (OAV) it is possible for BORDA to help improving the sanitation facilities in an orphanage as well as in a primary school in Cambodia. more...
 
Expert Workshop "Improving Emergency Sanitation"

The presentations from speakers of the 5th international BORDA BNS Workshop with the title ?Improving Emergency Sanitation? are now available for download. (www.borda-net.org > Knowledge). more...
 
5th International BORDA BNS Workshop im Bremen on September 10, 2009

Experts from 4 Continents will attend the Workshop on Emergency Sanitation. 35 Sanitation Experts from South Africa, Nigeria, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany. more...
 
Geneva/Switzerland: Kolping demands more Commitment to the Concept of Decent work

On June 12, 2009, KOLPING INTERNATIONAL had the opportunity in Geneva to present its position within the scope of a lecture during the 98th meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the current developments on the job market. more...
 
Tanzania: Kolping among the Winners fo the 20 Seed Awards

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in connection with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) bestows the so-called SEED awards to exemplary and sustainable project initiatives on an annual basis. more...
 
First Volunteers go "weltwärts"

Within the framework of »weltwärts« (worldward), the sending agency of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the first two participants associated with AWO International went to Mexico. more...
 
5th International BNS Workshop in Bremen on September 10, 2009

After BORDA held the last BNS Workshop during the World Water Week in Stockholm, this year?s workshop is the fourth in Bremen. A selected group of 20 - 25 experts and practitioners from relevant German and European emergency, development and research institutions will contribute to and attend the inter-active workshop titled "Innovating Emergency Sanitation." more...
 
Mid-term Feedback from weltwaerts Young Professional - By Marina Mueller, weltwaerts programme BORDA/TED, Lesotho

Already another 3 months have passed by and it?s time for a second report. I can hardly believe how fast time is flying by. It seems to me as if I did my last report just last week. Anyway a lot of things happened ever since: two goodbyes, one removal, several trips and not to forget the labor intensive hours at work. more...
 
Ecuador: Kolping Colegio Sto. Domingo Receives Award for Innovation

In 2008, the Kolping Colegio Sto. Domingo was able to continue and expand its successful work in the area of metal processing. more...
 
Argentina: Kolping in Misiones - Partner of the Government for Small Credits

Through its commitment in the area of the allocation and administration of micro-credits over the past few years, the Kolping Society in the province of Misiones has gained such a high reputation that now the government entities are also increasingly relying on the expertise of the Kolping Society and start joint programmes more...
 
GOldman Global Award for BORDA BNS Network Member Yuyun Ismawati

On behalf of the BORDA partner network and its associates, we have warmly congratulated our colleague, Ms. Yuyun Ismawati, for winning the Goldman Global Award. more...
 
Benin Savings-and-credit program successful

With the support of the Kolping Society of South Tyrol, a savings-and-credit program was started in Benin as a pilot project to find out whether the economic situation of the members could be improved by means of this funding instrument. more...
 
Slovakia: Kolping revives the old tradition of wood carving

The Kolping Society of Slovakia opened a wood carving school in an old and refurbished building in Stiavnické Bane more...
 
800 new biogas plants to be constructed in 2009 - BORDA did pioneer work in the late 70s

Amendment of Feed-In Law triggers Biogas Boom in Germany. Due to the amendment of the "Renewable Energy Sources Law" (or feed-in law) in Germany, which has become effective in January 2009, the construction of small biogas plants became very interesting especially for small and medium sized farmers. more...
 
Conference: Adult Education- a Chance for the Socio-Economic Development of Serbia - Towards CONFINTEA VI

The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia with the Serbian office of dvv international organized in March a big Conference on aAdult and Further Education. more...
 
National Representation of dvv international opening in Tajikistan, Dushanbe

The National Representation office of dvv international was opened in the capital of Tajikistan on the 15th of January 2009. more...
 
Conference: "Development and Finance of MSME - Challenges in Times of Crisis"

After the success of the 1st International Cooperative Dialogue in February 2008 we are pleased to announce the date of the 2nd International Cooperative Dialogue. more...
 
Life on Stage - Youth Work in El Salvador

A loud pistol shot rings out - and the young Salvadorian slips to the ground. "Once mara, always mara," the marero had shouted before he aimed at him and pulled the trigger. more...
 
COFADEH Demands Investigation

AWO International partner organisation in Honduras answers back to death threats and a smears campaign. more...
 
DEWATS Service Packages - Developed and disseminated by BORDA & BORDA BNS Network

A new collection of brochures on the different DEWATS Service Packages will be published soon to give detailed information about the concepts of BORDAs Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solutions. more...
 
Status report on water and sanitation by the United Nations

"The implementation of the policy actions on sanitation lags behind?" the strengths of BORDA might help. more...
 
BORDA Does an Outstanding Job - BORDA was Mentioned Positively in German Parliament Discussion

On Friday the 5th of December 2008 the German parliament held a debate on basic sanitation. more...
 
Financing Adult Education for Development - BoCAED Bonn Conferences on Adult Education and Development

The International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), the Asian South-Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE) and the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (dvv international) will co-host a conference on financing adult education for development. more...
 
Launching a programme against Youth Violence in Nicaragua

After having successfully integrated El Salvador in 2008 into the regional programme to prevent youth violence AWO International will extent its youth work to Nicaragua starting in January 2009. more...
 
AWO International Opens a Regional Office in Nepal

The first regional office of AWO International in Nepal will be opened in January 2009. Current AWO International Asia expert Eileen Gehrke will head the Kathmandu office from 2009 on and be responsible for the projects in India and Nepal. more...
 
Planting more than 30,000 Trees is the Aim

In October 2007, the Kolping Society of Indonesia has started a project aimed at reforestation. By the end of 2009, more than 30,000 new trees will be planted in the three project regions of Timor Barat, Flores, and Sumba. more...
 
Small Steps towards Democracy

In cooperation with the country?s Electoral Court, the Kolping schools in El Alto carried out courses to teach children the basic principles of democracy. more...
 
Word Toilet Day 2008 in Berlin - Policy Document with Demands to the German Government

On the occasion of the "world toilet day" a special rally took place on November 19, 2008 right in front of Berlin's new central station. 50 toilets arranged towards the chancellery provided the unusual seating for this event. more...
 
Bangkok: First Seminar for Education Coordinators of the Kolping Society in Asia

From November 16 to 23, 2008, the first meeting of education coordinators in the National Kolping Societies and Kolping Families took place in Asia. Under the guidance of Dagmar Kubova, who is the head of Cooperation and Consulting Office in Asia, nine delegates from six countries dealt intensively with the necessities of educational work in the individual states, where Kolping Families exist. more...
 
Mexico - Kolping Groups Participate in "Economia Solidaria"

The concept of Economia Solidaria, which was predominantly discussed by the Catholic Church in Latin America, has spread throughout the whole continent, as well as in the Kolping Society of Mexico, and it is considered by many producers and consumers to be an alternative concept of doing business as opposed to the capitalist market economy. more...
 
Parliamentary Hearing on BORDAs Development Work Held in Bremen

By Following an invitation from the "Bremische Bürgerschaft", the parliament of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, BORDA presented its work and progress in front of the Commission on Federal and European Affairs, International Contacts and Development Cooperation on September 30th in the Bremen House of Parliament. more...
 
Minister Wieczorek-Zeul in India - Discussion round on the topic "Perspectives of Development Cooperation in India"

On the occasion of the India trip of Germanys Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul a discussion round on the topic "Perspectives of Development Cooperation in India" took place on the 20th of October 2008 in New Delhi. Several representatives of the German development cooperation and the leading donor organisations participated on this discussion round. Pedro Kraemer, program coordinator of BORDA was invited, too. more...
 
International Symposium - Coupling Sustainable Sanitation & Groundwater Protection

In 2008 sanitation is on the very top of the political agenda since the United Nations declared it as the International Year of Sanitation (IYS). more...
 
Romania: Kolping House in Brasov Awarded

On October 10, 2008 the Kolping House in Brasov was awarded the ?Brasov Business Award? for small businesses in the field of services and education. In total 23,000 firms were evaluated in 43 areas and the Kolping Society of Romania is proud that their Kolping House has received this award. more...
 
Brazil: Secure Water Supplies fo the Whole Year

The water supply for the people in Northeast Brazil is an urgent problem that has existed for decades. more...
 
BORDA BNS Network at the World Water Week in Stockholm - DEWATS Presented as the Proven Sanitation Solution

With 34 representatives from 13 countries the BORDA BNS Partner Network attended the World Water Week 2008 in Stockholm this August. The special focus of this year?s conference being ?sanitation?, the challenge for the network was to present its long lasting successful experience in the implementation of decentralized sanitation solutions, demonstrating that DEWATS represents a proven solution to the ?Sanitation Gap? and is ready for mass-dissemination in the context of community based sanitation programs. more...
 
Kenya: The Rise in Food Prices and the Consequences for the People

From September 1 to 4, 2008 KOLPING INTERNATIONAL held a technical seminar in cooperation with the Africa Kolping Association (AKA) which was attended by 50 persons from 12 countries. more...
 
Albania: Kolping Center Opened in Kallmeth

On September 13, 2008 a Kolping House could be opened in Kallmeth in the presence of the Member of Parliament of the local region, Mr. Aldo Bunci, as well as representatives of the national organization. This small center which was built with a large amount of personal contribution is to be a central venue for the meetings of the Kolping Family and an educational center for the whole parish. more...
 
Start of "Weltwärts" Programme - The First Volunteer now in India

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched a new volunteer service involving the assignment of 18 to 28 year-olds in developing countries: ?Weltwärts?. The idea behind the volunteer service is the formula of ?learning by serving? and its aims are both to achieve added value for the partner projects and to spark new interest in development issues in Germany. more...
 
International Conference in Quito, Ecuador - Remittances and the Role of the Cooperatives in Latin America

In cooperation with the association of Latin American Central Banks, CEMLA, the DGRV organized an international conference on May, 14-15, 2008 in Quito in Ecuador more...
 
Conference on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in China in 2006

The cooperation between Asian and European countries is increasing more...