CADG completed the Community Solar Water Pump Project in Timbuktu, Mali, as part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility program. For this project, CADG lends its expertise in community development to support local communities and international economic development.
Community access to potable water has historically been critically limited in occupied Saharan regions. In previous decades, Timbuktu’s government wisely installed water pumps across the region. However, recent regional crises destabilized the government’s ability to maintain these pumps.The pumps’ disrepair severely limited access to vital potable water in the community. By working closely with stakeholders and the local community, CADG was able to restore access to clean drinking water in the area.
This 10-day project involved rehabilitating 33 water pumps in crucial areas across Timbuktu. First, the project team met with stakeholders to establish the schedule and priorities. Then, CADG prepared working documents and mobilized supplies and labor. Once all work was performed to refurbish the pumps, CADG’s quality control team inspected the work and submitted the final documentation to stakeholders.
Because all labor was locally-sourced, the project also created temporary employment for local workers. Skilled workers were hired to provide on-the-job training to unskilled workers, boosting their future employment prospects. To promote gender equality and increase female economic opportunities, CADG also worked to identify opportunities for women on the project.
CADG is proud to implement these projects to build capacity in the communities of our project locations.