Cost Effective Boreholes Phase IV

Project aimed to raise professional drilling standards in Africa, including training courses in Zambia and in-country studies in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Africa and Switzerland

Project Period:

2015 – 2017

Services Provided:

Knowledge Sharing, Networking, Training &  Capacity Building

  • Project Management, Consultancy

Name of Partner Organisation (s):

WaterAid, National Groundwater Association

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Kerstin Danert

Project Staff: Sean Furey & Layout/Design: Martin Läng

Name of Client(s)


Description of the Project:

The project addressed the related problems of poor quality and high cost of drilling and installation of boreholes, particularly in rural areas. Tasks included:

  • Mentoring and providing remote support to UNICEF programme staff in 16 countries in Africa
  • Training 35 professionals in Zambia on Procurement and Contract Management of Borehole Drilling
  • Leading an assessment of manual drilling in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Study to develop a roadmap to improve borehole drilling quality in Burkina Faso
  • Mentoring and support to UNICEF staff in 16 countries with respect to borehole drilling professionalism.