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What we do
Protos is a development cooperation NGO (non-governmental organisation) campaigning for better water management in developing countries and in Belgium. Protos provides support for specific projects, but also and foremost, we assist and involve local NGOs, farmer and user organisations, local authorities and regional government services in developing adequate processes to achieve sustainable water management.
We are active in a limited number of countries
A limited number of countries, where lack of access to water is one of the main causes for underdevelopment, receive direct support from Protos. Limiting the number of countries allows Protos to focus and organise its interventions professionally. The diversity of these countries, however, provides a wide range of experiences within very distinct contexts, allowing us to extend and apply our knowledge optimally. Others are welcome to use our acquired knowledge.
The main activities of Protos in Belgium focus on global education in schools, awareness building among a broad spectrum of the population and advocating water issues to boost them onto a higher level of the political agenda.
We are active in 3 sectors
Protos made a clear choice in adopting water as its field of action, in particular drinking water, water for agricultural purposes, sanitation and hygiene education. As water is only one of many areas involved, Protos approaches its theme within the global context of development issues. Aspects to be considered in the water sector range from technical, economical and judicial to social, organisational and ecological. All actions find their place within the common framework of Integrated Water Resources Management.