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Our Work and Focus areas


 

Get Water Uganda (GWU) is a community rooted not-for-profit organization established in Uganda with specialist focus on implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Climate Change Mitigation, Women Economic Empowerment and Health programs. Through her work, Get Water Uganda applies climate smart innovative technologies that address global concerns to increasing climate change and fostering adaptation mechanisms, while contributing to social and economic impacts to her beneficiaries. Get Water Uganda also provides an expert link between technology developers, researchers and international cooperations as local implementation partner with several years of experience in community engagement and excellent projects implementation. Her approach is centered on application of simple and sustainable Community Based Design Approaches fronting the participation of girls and women. The organizations’ objective addresses several SDGs and comprehensively including: SDG 6 - Clean water and Sanitation by provision of safe drinking water to the people and raising awareness for water treatment, sanitation and hygiene practices, SDG 3 - Good health and well-being by reducing the risk of waterborne diseases for the people and health education, SDG 4 - Quality education by sensitizing people about water practices and disease transmission from an early age and reduction of waterborne diseases holding positive impact on school attendance and work, SDG 5 - Gender equality by empowering women as providers of safe water, recognizing and valuing the domestic work, SDG - 13 Climate action by reduction of CO2 emissions, raising awareness for climate change mitigation, SDG 15 - Life on land by reduction of deforestation and protection of vital woods for the ecosystem, SDG 17 - Partnership for the goals by strengthening both local and international cooperation to support sustainable development, including dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies and SDG 1 - No poverty by reduction of health costs, money and time spent on getting firewood. The GWU team has many years of experience in the implementation of comprehensive community development projects with international cooperation and organizational management. The organizational key strategic partners include: Foundation myclimate, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic research and Technology (Eawag), Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and The Rain Workers. GWU is also a member of Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET), as well as working in collaboration with district Local Governments (Busia and Namayingo) and the Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment.

Community where all people are healthier, have access to clean and safe drinking Water and Sanitation, are responsive to climate change and economically empowered.

To provide simple and sustainable community-based approaches that steer improved Health, access to water and sanitation, respond to climate change and economic empowerment.

Core Values & Beliefs

Fostering interconnected and indivisible goals around dimensions of sustainable development.

 

We value our differences and draw strength from diversity thus promoting equal opportunity for all irrespective of race, gender, age and disability and shared responsibility among stakeholders.

We strive to build the capacity of all the beneficiaries for positive sustainable changes.




 

We strive for efficiency, effectiveness and impactful results across our work.




 

We elevate all voices and provide platform for raising voices for the disadvantaged.



 

We are committed to learning and sharing experiences for improved program output.


 

We value and respect different stakeholders as a key component to achieving of our program work.



 

We cherish all program resources and strive to provide value for money hence accountable to all stakeholders.