Our Work in West & Central Asia

We need new models of cooperation and trust building between governments and public entities, businesses, communities, civil society organisations, and science

BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association), founded in 1977, is a civil society expert organisation focused on the provision of essential public services. In 2012, BORDA began operations in Afghanistan and expanded its activities to Northern Iraq in 2014. The West and Central Asia (WesCA) regional office was established in Jordan in 2016. More recently, in October 2018 BORDA Northern Iraq became BORDA Iraq with a successful registration in Baghdad.

Our mission is to improve the living conditions of socially disadvantaged groups while simultaneously maintaining a safe environment through the use and development of renewable energy. The overall goal is to provide access to essential public services such as energy supply, sanitation, wastewater and solid waste management as well as water provision.

We collaborate actively with local communities, governments, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector to develop a more efficient and coherent water management system. We support holistic approaches to policy formulation, participative urban planning processes, and infrastructure development.

BORDA WesCA contributes to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), and to the New Urban Agenda.

Our Expertise

  • Engineering
  • Designing and implementing technologies related to wastewater, solid waste and faecal sludge management

  • Capacity Development
  • Developing and strengthening the skills of project stakeholders to guarantee sustainability

  • Urban Planning
  • Generating innovative solutions to bring about liveable cities

BORDA Worldwide

Our headquarters in Bremen, Germany coordinates regional offices in Tanzania (Africa), India (South Asia), Jordan (West and Central Asia), Indonesia (Southeast Asia), and Mexico (Las Américas). BORDA is active in 20+ countries around the world.