About Skybird

With 01.12.2018 Austrian Red Cross together with its partners embarked on an exciting 5-years regional WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) capacity strengthening programme in East Africa.

It is the overall aim of The Skybird Programme to contribute to improved living conditions – incl. health, environment and livelihood – in East Africa through increased innovation, strengthened capacities and partnerships of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) movement in WASH and related fields to enable more gender sensitive and effective WASH service delivery.

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Latest updates and learnings

URCS /AutRC Solarization of the WASH Kit 5

URCS /AutRC Solarization of the WASH Kit 5

Written by Georg Ecker, AutRC WASH Advisor Funded under the URCS ECHO HIP 2022, the URCS together with the AutRC have 100% solarized a WASH Kit 5. In a previous attempt the Kit 5 had successfully been re-designed from sand/carbon filters to M40 batch treatment...


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