Aim and context of the assignment
HAMAP-Humanitaire is a non-governmental organisation specialising in development assistance that was created in 1999. Its vocation is to implement concrete actions to ensure greater numbers of men, women and children are able to access drinking water, sanitation and education, and healthy, safe living conditions. To do so it assists its local partners and builds their capabilities from their initial expression of needs through to implementing the project and ensuring its sustainability. The actions of HAMAP-Humanitaire focus on four sectors of activity: engineering, health, education, and action against landmines.
Local context: The mountain village of Targa is extremely isolated, and cut off from the rest of the world by snow for four months of the year. Its women and children spend two hours every day fetching water from springs in locations that are very difficult to access. To guarantee access to drinking water for this community, a highly detailed technical study will have to be conducted in order to identify a technical solution suitable for this specific context and complex environment.
Key activities set up: technical study for water supplies to Targa village
Duration of project: 2 months
Objective of the action : Providing access to drinking water for the village’s 1200 inhabitants in order to improve their living conditions.
Skills-based sponsorship requested
2 people (engineer/water technician in tandem) over 7 days