A well-conceived program is only as strong as its execution. Successful project implementation means working in close partnership with those on-the-ground, employing a rigorous and results-driven management approach, and demanding accountability from all stakeholders. Following these principles improves the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of environmental and community efforts.
GETF offers expertise in comprehensive program management including project development, administration and monitoring and evaluation. GETF’s experience includes management of over 100 water and energy programs in over 50 countries.
Examples of programs and partnerships managed by GETF include:
- The Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) is the signature community initiative of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. Backed by a six-year, $30 million dollar commitment by The Coca-Cola Company, in partnership with other donors, RAIN’s goal is to provide over 2 million people in Africa with access to drinking water by 2015. GETF provides strategic and management support to RAIN.
- Water of Life is one of Diageo’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programs. GETF assisted Water of Life through the development and management of Safe Water for Africa, a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, the International Finance Corporation and WaterHealth International to scale up innovative water service delivery models across Africa. Water of Life is part of Diageo’s overall initiative to address its impact on water through a three prong strategic ‘Blueprint’ designed to affect substantial, sustainable and measurable change through community involvement, direct operations and collective action. Through the ‘1 million challenge’ it aspires to extend access to clean water to 1 million new people in Africa every year through 2015. For more information, click here to see the Water of Life website.
- The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 182 member governments — in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector — to address global environmental issues. GETF supports the program management of nutrient reduction programs within GEF’s international waters portfolio.