SaafConsult has been contracted by the Netherlands Enterprise agency to assist the Municipality of Mopti in developing a functional system for the drainage of its rain and sewage water, and for tackling solid waste. The local government is interested in a sustainable solution for improving the livelihoods in the southern part of Mopti. Two studies, carried out by Care International (2014) and RoyalHaskoningDHV (2017), provide information on the baseline situation and a list of alternative solutions. The objective of the project is in line with the priorities of climate and water of the Develop2Build Strategic Plan and could in the future lead to the deployment of Dutch knowledge and expertise in the field.
SaafConsult has been asked to provide a team leader for the Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) scoping mission to Niger to look at the water distribution management for the middle part of the Niger River. Studies on climate variability in West Africa show a significant decrease in both the amount of annual rainfall and the duration of the rainy season since some decades. This is impacting water availability in Niger, and more specifically in the Niger River. The main objective of the mission is to assess and advise on the possibilities to manage the decreasing water flow in both Mali and Niger.
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Ele Jan Saaf – SaafConsult’s Managing Director and Senior Consultant – has been appointed as strategic water advisor for Mali. Ele Jan will provide inputs and support to the Netherlands Water Partnership and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the development of regional/multi-year plans for water resources management in Mali, and will be the linking pin between the mission in Mali and the Dutch Water Sector.
SaafConsult has become a member of the Oxfam NOVIB network “entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs” (ondernemers voor ondernemers). Through this network we donate money for microfinance activities in Africa aimed at supporting budding companies and ventures. As a social entrepreneur we believe it is our task to use some of our profit to support other, and we are a strong believer in the potential of the private sector.
SaafConsult has been asked by a national government agency to assist with the identification of projects for water, energy and food security in the MENA (Middle East – North Africa) region. SaafConsult has a long track record in the MENA region, and is proud to be selected on the basis of its track record and solid performance. We have worked with international and regional NGOs and donors on water management for peace and cooperation in the region for many years, and hope to be able to contribute to this process further in the coming decennia.
SaafConsult BV (a CDS-Saaf Global company) has signed a contract with the ADB for the Provincial Strategy for Inclusive and Sustainable Urban Growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. We will prepare a Sector Road Map, Regional Development Plans, and Trainings and Knowledge Products. For this work we are cooperating with Dev-Consult from Islamabad. The project will be implemented from February to October 2018.
CDS-Saaf Global v.o.f. is working with the EBRD and the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water in Egypt to improve communication activities on water conservation. As part of this work we are also developing monitoring and evaluation indicators for communication activities for the water sector. Our team consists of Vincent van Haaren, Dejan Drobnjak, Ali Mokhtar, Mirjam Negm, and Sherif Abdel Monem.