The involvement and support of our partners in our humanitarian actions is essential.
Financial sponsorship, skills sponsorship, donations in kind, internal mobilisation, research partnership… these are all ways of getting involved and working together to enable access to electricity and water for the poorest populations.
THE SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR ACTIONS
With Electriciens sans frontières, we're acting on a global level.Laurent Tardif
Sharing the same development philosophy, it is a true relationship of confidence that links us to Electriciens sans frontières.Benoît Coquard
COMMUNITIES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
In accordance with Law No. 2007-147 of 2 February 2007 relating to the external activities of local authorities and their groupings, the latter may, in compliance with France’s international commitments, enter into agreements with foreign local authorities to carry out humanitarian or development aid activities. If the urgency justifies it, local authorities and their groups can also implement or finance humanitarian actions.
Originally, the Oudin-Santini law (2005) allowed only support for actions carried out abroad in the fields of water and sanitation by actors in charge of public drinking water and sanitation. The Pintat amendment (2006) now allows actors in the public electricity and gas distribution service to devote up to 1% of their budget to actions in the field of public electricity and gas distribution abroad.
ASSOCIATIONS AND NGO
The partnership between associations often makes it possible to capitalise on the skills of the two players and thus to reinforce the effectiveness of our actions in the field.
The complementarity of all these players, such as local stakeholders, NGOs with expertise in a field, associations, etc. has proven to be an invaluable force. Electriciens sans frontières’ aim is to design and activate numerous partnerships because the efficiency gain has been proven.
There are many ways in which you can contribute:
- Partnerships on projects
- Mutual advice and support between humanitarian actors
- Advice on specific topics