22 october 2018

The Veolia Foundation signs a cooperation agreement with the NGO Solidarités International

The Veolia Foundation has already partnered with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross, and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs' Crisis and Support Centre, and has just signed a new agreement with Solidarités International. The aim is to improve the response to emerging crises provided by the NGO's regional office for West and Central Africa.

La fondation Veolia signe un accord de coopération avec l'ONG Solidarités International

Olivier Krins, Représentant régional Afrique de l'Ouest et centrale de Solidarités International, et Thierry Vandevelde, Délégué général de la fondation Veolia, le mardi 25 septembre 2018. / Olivier Krins, Solidarités International's regional representative for West and Central Africa, and Thierry Vandevelde, the Veolia Foundation's executive officer, on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

Since the NGO was founded in 1980, Solidarités International has responded to humanitarian crises by meeting populations' basic needs. The NGO's regional office for West and Central Africa is working to further improve its response to the emerging crises in the region. An approach combining humanitarian monitoring, multi-sector assessment, and an integrated and coordinated response, has been implemented. The approach revolves around harmonising humanitarian stakeholders' solutions and approaches.

The Veolia Foundation is getting involved in this group dynamic. The foundation is providing water purification equipment and human resources to train Solidarités International's teams, and, if necessary, will send Veoliaforce experts to provide support on the ground.
Thierry Vandevelde, the Veolia Foundation's executive officer, and Olivier Krins, the representative of the NGO's regional office for West and Central Africa, signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise this shared desire to optimize the humanitarian response in order to help vulnerable populations. The memorandum was signed on 25 September at Veolia's head office in Aubervilliers.

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