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Newsletter December 2015

Annemieke Beekmans
In 2015 Aidenvironment grew to 50 employees, across  our offices in the Netherlands and Indonesia. We are particularly proud of what we have contributed this year to a decline in threats to deforestation and peat lands by palm oil expansion, to the position of smallholders in sector transformation, and to improving access to water for consumption and (food) production.

This newsletter focuses on our land and water management cluster of consultancy services and programs

This cluster saw the light of day as the result of the merger between Aidenvironment, RAIN, and the Micro Water Facility. The team comprises consultants from different backgrounds based in The Netherlands, Indonesia, Mali, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Combining the unique skills and knowledge of these different organizations, this team supports its clients in the strategy, design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and businesses that are geared towards increasing access to land and water for consumption and production.

We are proud to announce the following achievements of our team, and invite you to contact us to see how we can support you.
Evaluation of the Partners for Water phase 3
Together Berenschot and Aidenvironment are conducting an evaluation of the Partners for Water phase 3 (2010 – 2015) program, managed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This program was implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP).

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Together with our Rainwater Harvesting community on (over 800 members from 91 countries), we share knowledge between professionals and national and regional organizations, interested in rainwater harvesting.

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Final Impact Evaluation SNV WASH program in Ethiopia
In October Aidenvironment concluded the impact evaluation of SNV’s Water Sanitation and Health program in Ethiopia (from 2007 -2012). The evaluation indicates that the program contributed to improved access to sanitation for both households and at schools and at the same time the operations & maintenance of local water schemes improved.

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Developing a Sustainable Landscape in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
The Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) is a joint program between Aidenvironment, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and Fauna and Flora International (FFI). The program aims to develop a landscape with sustainable land and water management by companies, governments, and NGOs in West Kalimantan. The landscape is currently under pressure by palm oil, mining and forestry activities.

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Knowledge Sharing on Community Based Water Interventions in Rwambu Uganda
Recent years have seen a growing interest in landscape based solutions for water management in East Africa. To improve water use by local communities,  Aidenvironment, together with the Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and  our local partner JESE, organized a knowledge sharing event in the wetlands of Rwambu, Uganda.

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Nuestra Quenca Guascoran: ‘Our Watershed Guascoran’
We have a watershed!
Beginning this year we were granted by Swiss Development and Cooperation a program with, with IUCN, IDE and FUNDER won a program with Swiss Development and Cooperation entitled: Community Watershed Management for Adaptation to Climate Change and Reducing Disaster Risk of the dry corridor in Honduras.

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Water Economics: our Work for Mombasa’s Water Service Provider ‘Mowasco’
Aidenvironment is part of the Water Operator Partnership between Mowasco and Vitens Evides International (VEI). Vitens and Evides, two well-known Dutch based Water Service Providers, support Mowasco in improving overall operations and financial performance. We provide Mowasco with advice on attracting commercial finance.

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Aidenvironment is a values driven consultancy providing services and research in sustainable production and trade.
We create social, environmental and economic value seeking a fair distribution across stakeholders. Our combination of strategic capacity, extensive on the ground experience and transparent methods makes us
a leader in the field.
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