And the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize goes to...

    The Japan Water Forum and the World Water Council are pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize: Charité Chrétienne pour Personnes en Détresse (CCPD - Christian Charity for People in Distress), from Togo.

    Presented during the World Water Forum since 2003, and organised by the Japan Water Forum in cooperation with the World Water Council, the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize honors grass-roots organizations of developing countries for their outstanding accomplishment in solving water issues which serves as a model for other grass-roots organizations. This edition received 144 applications from 46 countries. The prize of 2,000,000 JPY (approx. 18,000 USD) will be awarded to CCPD for implementing their proposed project addressing water issues.

    CCPD’s winning initiative will be presented at the closing ceremony of the 8th World Water Forum. The organization based in Togo will be recognized for the work it has accomplished in empowering individuals and community groups to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation through construction and refurbishment of drinking water and sanitation facilities, clean-up of sites, and the organization of awareness and educational campaigns and workshops. These efforts have contributed to a noticeable decrease in water- and sanitation-related diseases and deaths in the community of Togo. From 2013 to 2016, CCPD have received JWF Fund which is operated JWF and provides small grant to grass-roots organizations.