External Partners

Abbott Laboratories is an American multinational medical devices and health care company with headquarters in Abbott Park, Illinois.

Assist International designs and implements humanitarian programs that build capacity, develop opportunities, and save lives around the world. Assist International believes the best way to provide effective and sustainable solutions that bring about lasting change is by working with in-country partners and coming alongside to empower them and increase their capacity.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures is an investor-led fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build. Breakthrough Energy provides reliable and affordable power without contributing to climate change.Breakthrough Energy invests in new technologies that make power reliable and affordable for everyone while not warming the planet.

BM Farm Africa Limited is a Tanzanian non-profit organization focused on community development through agricultural improvements, with a particular focus on subsistence farming. BM Farm Africa provides agronomic and market-based requirements training, and advocates for fair trade practices.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) is the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer, founded in 1925. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

The Coca-Cola Foundation created in 1984, has awarded more than $1 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. The foundation’s 4 main focus areas are empowering women, enhancing communities, protecting the environment, and educating scholars.

ENGIE North America is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE partners with customers throughout the United States and Canada to help them integrate energy solutions that are cleaner, more efficient, and reliable. From renewable energy power purchasing agreements to operating utility systems or building greener buildings – ENGIE partners with clients to meet their specific energy and facility needs.


As the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future works to give families and communities in some of the world’s poorest countries the freedom and opportunity to lift themselves out of food insecurity and malnutrition. By equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to feed themselves, we are addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger, helping people end their reliance on aid, and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people—all while building a more stable world.

The Fondation SUEZ supports decisive actions in developing countries to develop access to essential services (water, sanitation and waste) for underprivileged populations, as well as in France in promoting social cohesion through education, culture and sport, and supporting the integration of vulnerable populations via training and employment.

The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of General Electric Company, invests in initiatives that work to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The Foundation focuses on education, health, environment, public policy, human rights, disaster relief and community success around the globe. The GE Foundation also supports employees and retirees engaging in their communities through its Matching Gifts program and United Way campaigns.

Global Partners for Development is a 501(c) tax-exempt organization that works directly with communities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to identify and implement development projects in the areas of education and public health. They work in partnership with local communities to provide proactive project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation support.

Grundfos is the largest pump manufacturer in the world, based in Denmark, with more than 19,000 employees globally.

Hecate Energy is a developer of large-scale renewable energy systems with over 2,400 MW of power plants around the world, currently developing projects in the United States, Jordan, and Africa. They specialize in solar and wind power, natural gas plants and energy storage, unearthing creative approaches to structuring PPAs and financing power projects.

The largest commercial stable isotope laboratory in the world, Isotech specializes in high-precision carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur isotope analysis – isotopic fingerprinting – for a variety of industries.

Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) undertakes and develops research on plant, animal, forestry and fishery production and on rural socioeconomics in order to contribute to the increase of Senegal’s agricultural production and its sustainability. ISRA implements its research agenda in the various ecological zones of Senegal: dry and humid continental rain zone, irrigated continental zone, littoral zone, and maritime zone.

Lorentz is the market leader in solar powered water pumping solutions. Lorentz products are built for off-grid, rural and often hostile environments. Lorentz solar pumps serve three main application areas, Drinking Water for people and livestock, Irrigation of crops, from smallholdings to large commercial farms and for swimming pool circulation/filtration.

The Ministry of Water of the United Republic of Tanzania has adopted innovative strategies to ensure water access for Tanzanians yhrough the Water Supply and Sanitation Act 2019 and creation of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency. Public-private partnerships, capacity building, and data-based watershed management are key to the Ministry’s vision.

The Mo Dewji Foundation was founded in 2000 by CEO of MeTL Group, Mohammed Dewji. The foundation focuses on improving life conditions in Tanzania in several areas: promoting education, strengthening healthcare systems, creating purified drinking water, and supporting community development efforts in order to help build self-sustaining and successful communities throughout Tanzania.

Netafim is an Israeli manufacturer of precision irrigation equipment founded in 1965. The company produces drippers, dripperlines, sprinklers and micro-emitters.

oikos International is an international, student-led non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management. Founded in 1987 in Switzerland, it empowers student change agents worldwide to embed sustainability in academia and from there into day-to-day business, government and personal activities.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is based in Waltham, MA and provides scientific instrumentation, laboratory equipment, software, and services for academia, government, and industry.

Talus Analytics specializes in translating complex systems and data analysis to drive practical decision-making. Talus’s experience includes designing and developing influenza response systems for the CDC, evaluating the response requirements for large scale international outbreaks, geostatistical risk models for insurance, and creative design for software systems architectures to drive start-up strategy.

Trees for the Future (TREES) is an international development non-profit organization that meets a triple bottom line: poverty alleviation, hunger eradication, and healing the environment. TREES trains farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families and raise incomes. TREES currently works across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.

USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. USAID works in over 100 countries to promote global health, support global stability, provide humanitarian assistance, catalyze innovation and partnership, and empower women and girls.

U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) works to unite and mobilize the best of U.S. expertise, resources and ingenuity to address global water challenges, with a special focus on developing countries where needs are greatest. Due to the breadth of its membership and large-scale participation from the U.S. government, the USWP constitutes an unmatched catalytic platform that facilitates public-private sector collaboration. USWP has developed a model that harnesses the technical skills and capabilities of our partners to advance understanding of critical water issues and scale evidence-based solutions to solve these challenges around the world.

WaterAid is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world focused on clean water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest and most marginalized communities. Since its founding in 1981, WaterAid has reached 24 million people with access to clean water and sanitation across Sub-Saharan Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and Central America.

WaterBoys was founded by retired NFL defensive end Chris Long and named for one of the most overlooked but integral parts of a team. Waterboys provides communities with safe and sustainable water access with an innovative approach to fundraising that encourages professional athletes and their fans to mobilize their networks to raise funds and awareness around water issues.

Water and Environmental Development Company (WEDECO) Ltd is a private Tanzanian LLC working with governmental, NGO and donor agencies to provide water and sanitation services for rural and urban communities in Tanzania and across Africa. WEDECO’s expertise includes water facility construction, environmental sanitation systems, institutional and capacity development, health promotion, and hygiene education.

The Wilds is a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in rural southeastern Ohio. It was created as the conservation center of the future by a group of civic leaders, political leaders and zoo professionals who believed that a serious scientific approach was required to find solutions to environmental concerns.

WorldServe International has worked for over 25 years to provide clean water to communities across East Africa. WorldServe’s vision combines powerful partnerships, sustainable solutions and experience, using a sustainable, solar-powered clean water process with the potential to reach up to 7,500 people per water source.