Civil society plays a central role in creating a sustainable, innovative and solid development. That is why we support development projects which – with the involvement of the skill and knowledge of Ramboll employees – introduce new sustainable and technical solutions to local communities, and which build local capacity in operating and maintaining these solutions in a long-term perspective. We hereby wish to contribute to creating local communities where nature, people and society flourish.

A few of the annual donations are described in more detail below. A full list of donations can be found in the right hand menu. 

2021: Day Zero: When water runs out

Day Zero is a film project about water scarcity in Cape Town, South Africa. The film gives a sense of the importance of water and the consequences when this resource runs dry. At the same time the film describes how solutions are explored technically and administratively. This is the first chapter in a series of films about water resource scarcity around the world, produced by Filmbureauet.

Watch the video here.

2021: Capacity development of engineers in Syria and Iraq

RedR UK, in partnership with Ramboll UK, will develop and deliver a remote training course on structural assessment and disaster resilient structural detailing to engineers working in reconstruction in Iraq & Syria. The course will consist of six modules, each containing a three-hour facilitated online session, coursework and coaching by Ramboll UK engineers. The training will be in English and in Arabic and will be given to 24 selected engineers from the region, each able to pass on their knowledge to their respective organisations. The project will positively impact communities in Iraq & Syria, making their structures safer and reducing the risk of harm from future disasters.

2020: Sustainable development in Sierra Leone

Engineers Without Borders Denmark has for almost a decade been running various development projects in Sierra Leone. This past year, three new or continued projects are happening: Climate resilience and community livelihoods in Freetown, seeing thousands of fruit trees being planted on the slopes which were before jeopardized by mud slides; Creating access to clean water and employment for women in the urban community of Grafton; Hygiene and waste management project to support sustainability and capacity building at Masanga Hospital. All projects are met by a strong local engagement and commitment.

2020: Empowering women and girls in Southern India

This project aims to educate and empower women and girls from indigenous and socio-economically marginalized vulnerable communities in Andhra Pradesh, South India. Through documentary film screenings combined with open discussions and activities in 70 locations knowledge and recognition of women’s and girls’ rights and role in society among both genders in rural communities will be strengthened. The project is a collaboration between the The Why Foundation, and the Indian NGO New Beginnings Charitable Trust. Volunteers from Ramboll India will also participate.

2020: Providing safe river crossing in Rwanda

For the residents of the Rwamiko, Butare and Ryusororo communities, the Satinsyi River is synonymous with missed opportunity. The 1,500+ residents living near the future build site of the Bushoka Footbridge must make the difficult decision daily whether or not they should attempt to cross, or let their children attempt to cross, in order to reach critical resources. The Bushoka Suspended Bridge will provide safe, year-round access for members of the Rwamiko, Butare and Ryusororo communities, providing enhanced access to opportunity to empower the communities out of poverty.

2020: Improving sanitation and hygiene, Guatemala

Engineers Without Borders US has previously and with success constructed a sanitation latrine for the community's primary school. As part of the partnership with Las Majadas, the community indicated their next top priority is a reliable water supply for potable uses. Ramboll US volunteers are part of this project, empowering Las Majadas to meet their basic human needs, especially during a time when clean water is of the utmost importance to proper sanitation and hygiene.

2019: Namawukulu Footbridge

The World Bank estimates that nearly a billion people lack access to a road that is passable year-round. Ramboll UK has partnered up with the IABSE Foundation to send a team of five volunteers each to rural Uganda to build the first industry sponsored footbridge in the country. This stunning 70m long footbridge will bring transformative access to an entire isolated community in rural Uganda, ensuring that the 1,300 residents of Namawukulu are able to safely and reliably reach critical resources, even during the rainy season.

2019: Safe Water Access, Philippines

People on the remote islands of the Philippines lack access to safe drinking water and this project’s long-term purpose is to improve that access. The short-term main objective is to gather information through interviews, immersions, observations and research in order to understand their specific situation and need so the best possible solution is produced for them. The project’s goal is to produce an affordable, organic and easily maintained solution that generate safe drinking water. Luleå University of Technology will implement this project, where funding covers travel cost and materials.

2019: School and Hospital Programme

Building on the success of earlier school and healthcare projects implemented in Liberia by Engineers Without Borders (Sweden), the School and Hospital Programme will benefit first, Mavuno Chonyonyo Boarding School, where the extension will enable the students to graduate and qualify for university studies. Second, transferring the lessons learned from Mavuno School projects will improve water supply and sanitation, electrification and digitization to newly built or improved schools in remote parts of Liberia. Last, Mkula Healthy Hospital will be repeating the pioneering Kolandoto Healthy Hospital initiative at a second hospital. Donation: 633,000 DKK

2019: Clean water and education, Sierra Leone

Engineers Without Borders (DK), together with Ramboll experts, has finalized a long-term project in Nomo Faama in the Kenema District, involving a bore well, solar powered pump, water tower, and water distribution network. An important element in this phase of the project is co-ordination among the district and community stakeholders to further ensure proper use and maintenance of these facilities, and to build the capacity of local organization and communities.

2018: Equipment for school for the hearing impaired, Sri Lanka

Ramboll’s Humanitarian Association (Den Humanitære Forening), in cooperation with Terre des Hommes, has helped this school with procuring various and much needed equipment such as hearing aids, chairs, computers and sewing machines.

2018: Clean water for 400 orphans in Arusha, Tanzania

Ramboll’s Humanitarian Association (Den Humanitære Forening), in cooperation with Terre des Hommes, has now helped establishing a new water borehole at the school, giving access to clean water for a school of 400 orphans in Arusha, Tanzania. They have not had access to clean water before.

2018: Electricity and clean water for three schools in the Taplejung District, Nepal

The Danish NGO Human Practice Foundation, together with engineers from Ramboll Water, has developed a pilot model and a technical solution for providing access to clean water and electricity at schools in remote areas at high altitudes, solutions that can be duplicated to other schools. After a fact-finding mission, Ramboll also assists in project implementation with design review and inspection.