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Promising practices: Water harvesting technologies

Inspired by Pope Francis and the Church’s long tradition of teaching to care for God’s creation, SCIAF is working to promote sustainable, natural resource management and affordable modern technologies in many countries around the world.

 Working together with our Irish sister-agency Trócaire, and our local in-country partners, we are enabling communities in Malawi and Rwanda to adapt to their changing climates and help them cope with the damage caused by extreme weather and unpredictable seasons.

 Through two different projects funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund, running in total from 2012-2017, we helped local communities improve their agricultural production and enjoy more reliable food.

This publication reflects five years of practice and outlines the theory and design of the project, its results, key challenges and lessons, and the promising practices that emerged as a result. SCIAF thanks everyone who has made this work possible, particularly the Scottish Government and the communities in Malawi and Rwanda whose dedication and hard work achieved so much.