BORDA in Cambodia

We work with national and local authorities to support the buildout of Cambodia's sanitation sector
David Dietz
Country Director

Established in 2008, BORDA Cambodia promotes decentralised sanitation services through the dissemination of decentralised wastewater treatment solutions (DEWATS) for small & medium enterprises (SMEs), public institutions and local communities.

According to the 2010 National Sanitation and Hygiene Survey:
- 31.8% of Cambodians use latrines
- 16.7% have a fixed handwashing place in their homes
- 62% of respondents reported practicing handwashing

To disseminate DEWATS around the country, BORDA Cambodia has partnered with Environmental Sanitation Cambodia (ESC). After successfully promoting DEWATS as a viable sanitation solution and obtaining third-party funding for infrastructure costs, BORDA Cambodia introduced DEWATS for hospitals and schools.

With ESC, BORDA Cambodia supports the buildout of Cambodia’s sanitation sector by working with national and local authorities to facilitate the application of integrated sanitation solutions. We see this work as an integral part of realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.

BORDA Cambodia collaborates with a number of government ministries including the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), the Ministry of Environment (MoE), and the Ministry of Health (MoH), as well as with UNICEF and organisations working in the field of corporate responsibility on issues such as infrastructure finance and wastewater management.

On the Ground in Cambodia - Our Projects

26 September 2018

Integrated environmental sanitation for Krong Kracheh, Cambodia

As part of an integrated environmental sanitation initiative, ESC and BORDA Cambodia are cooperating with the private sector and municipal authorities to improve sanitation service provision in Krong Kracheh
21 September 2018

School based sanitation (SBS) in Cambodia

Since 2009, ESC and BORDA Cambodia have developed and implemented school based sanitation projects to improve health, hygiene & sanitation in Cambodian schools

Our Partners

ESC (Environmental Sanitation Cambodia) NGO partner
MPWT (Ministry of Public Works and Transport) main government partner
MoEYS (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) main government partner
ITC (Institute of Technology of Cambodia) university partner
Kratie Province implementing the Integrated Sanitation Approach
CIUS (Cambodian Institute for Urban Studies) implementing the Integrated Sanitation Approach
UNICEF dissemination of DEWATS SBS

Contact Us

BORDA Cambodia - ESC


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