General presentation of our Intervention sectors
The Foundation participates in sustainable development programmes in the six sectors below. Combating poverty and protecting the environment are basic cross-cutting themes, common to all the initiatives we support. Capacity building, local community involvement, partnerships, training, improved governance, entrepreneurial approach, gender awareness and climate change adaptation are key components of the integrated projects we support.
The Foundation also encourages multiple-benefit approaches which aim to have several impacts : social, environmental, economic, etc.
Here are some examples of areas of activity in the sectors financed by Fondation Ensemble :
Water supply, rainwater harvesting, ground water protection and regeneration, integrated water resources management (IWRM), water purification…
Individual or collective sanitation systems, and in particular all approaches aiming to give value to sanitation products or by-products : ecological latrines (Ecosan, Arborloo, etc.), use of blackwater, greywater or treated water…
Organic agriculture, conservation agriculture, agroforestry, anti-erosion techniques, sustainable irrigation, fight against desertification, promotion of indigenous crops…
Solar energy, wind power, biomass, micro-dams, improved cooking stoves and ovens, other approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
Use of sustainable local materials, energy-efficient habitats
Conservation of animal and plant biodiversity, protection or rehabilitation of terrestrial or marine ecosystems….
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