The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance is a Swiss Non-Governmental Organization founded in 2002 and based in Geneva.
The IRHA implements rainwater harvesting development projects in developing countries to improve the health, livelihoods, and resilience of communities and ecosystems in the face of change. climatic.As such, the initiatives of the IRHA are fully in line with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11,13, 15 and 17).
We pay great attention to monitoring/evaluating the performance of our projects with our local partners, to developing contextualized solutions based on a detailed understanding of needs. Results-based project management, monitoring of indicators and achievement of objectives, allows us to better perceive the impact of our interventions on the basis of quantifiable results.
Marc holds a Master's degree in Urban Development (IUG, 2007) and an MSc in Water and Environmental Management (WEDC- Loughborough, 2020). He has managed numerous development projects in Lebanon, Haiti and Nepal. He is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the organization, contributes to the deployment of new initiatives and is in charge of fundraising and donor relations (foundations, institutions, private, etc.).
Administrative and Financial Director of the European Scout Bureau (WSB) for 9 years, she has the same responsibilities within our organization and ensures that procedures, documentation and finance meet the standards (Swiss GAAP FER 21) and demands of donors to ensure good governance and financial management of IRHA.
Graduated from Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Florian joined IRHA in 2019. Passionate about low-tech solutions, sustainable and easily appropriated by communities, he is currently coordinating projects on food sovereignty and ecosystem restoration in Nepal and Senegal.
With a Bachelor's degree in Applied Foreign Languages and a Master's degree in Marketing and Communication, Sima joined the team in March 2022. She is in charge of strengthening IRHA's communication and marketing strategy.
Océane joined IRHA in February 2022 as a Master's student in environmental science at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and is enrolled in a geomatics certificate. In charge of the evaluation and framing of the 2022-30 strategy, she is currently conducting cartographic work on the projects carried out in Senegal.
Marion is a student in the Master of Arts in African Studies at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and in International Programme Management at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS). She joins IRHA as an intern in January 2022. She first worked on the Global Rainwater Harvesting Index. Since February 2023 she is in charge of the strategic strengthening of the Alliance.
The Committee defines the policy of the organization and ensures the promotion of the organization towards institutions, donors and other agencies.
IRHA's strategy defines the organization's intervention framework, objectives and results to be achieved. The strategy specifies the areas of intervention, the modus operandi in order to develop, implement and evaluate the impact of initiatives.
Documents are available upon request.