Each year, 842,000 people worldwide die from poor water, sanitation, and hygiene
At least 10% of the world’s population is thought to consume food irrigated by wastewater
only 31% of the global population (2.4 billion people) used private sanitation facilities connected to sewers from which wastewater was treated
95% of all wastewater in developing countries is not treated; faecal waste is often pumped directly into the sea; litter attracts nuisance animnals spreading diseases.
only 45% of the global population (3.4 billion people) used a safely managed sanitation service.
people still live without electricity
Renewables accounts for only 28 percent of global total energy consumption (2020)
Soil Nutrient Depletion
Soil nutrient depletion, due to the intensification of land use for agricultural production, is a serious threat to food security in developing countries as it adversely reduces crop yield and consequently poses a potential threat to global food production and agricultural sustainability in many parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Consumption of crops grown in low-nutrient soil can lead to deficiencies of minerals and micronutrients in humans.
The use of electricity, generated by fossils fuels, generally boosts the price of electricity in low income countries to the same height as in high income countries (GlobalPetrolPrices.com)
In sub-Saharan Africa 573 million people still live in the dark.
Over the years Safisana has developed into an innovative and leading player across the circular economy and global waste management community and has growing ambitions for the next decade. With our circular business model now being ready to be replicated, we are determined to roll out a network of locally embedded Safisana recycling plants. With a growing pipeline of serious business opportunities in and beyond Ghana, our concerted plans for the next decade will fast-track our scaling ambitions.
We are a business-driven social venture that seeks to innovate and cuts across the traditional silos of business, development and aid approaches. We strongly believe that the growing global crisis on climate, food, health, wrapped up within the urbanisation trend, demands cost-effective circular business solutions, developed through collaboration and public private partnerships. To accommodate innovation and acceleration, the Safisana Foundation, set up with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, focusses on capacity building, raising awareness, knowledge sharing and education. We continue to partner with national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, research and academia to ensure we approach each step in a multifaceted holistic manner.
Frodo van Oostveen CEO of World Waternet
Frodo van Oostveen
CEO of World Waternet
Over the years Safisana has developed into an innovative and leading player in the circular economy and in the global waste management community with growing ambitions for the next decade. After years of testing and optimizing our circular business model, we are currently exploring opportunities to work on co-location with existing waste water utilities and developing systems with food processing industries. With a number of serious business opportunities in and beyond Ghana, our mission for the next decade to fast-track our scaling ambitions and to multiply the Safisana ripple across low income areas worldwide.
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