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The General Assembly was held on May 28, 2020, virtually. On the agenda the Activity Report 2019, the Plan for 2020 and the Financial Report and Budget.The Plan 2020 aims to complete by the end of October the MGM420 project, while taking the necessary security measures against Covid-19. A new  project,  DAMPE, linked to village autonomy will also be presented to AFD and Ville de Paris.

The General Assembly approved the 2019 activity report and accounts, as well as the 2020 plan and budget

(More information on: AG2019 )


The MGM420 project entered the 3rd and last year. 440 village committees have been created; their members have been elected and are being trained. We are now in the follow-up phase for which the project has implemented an autonomy indicator based on objective criteria such as: state of the pump, amount of money collected for potential pump repairs, committee intiatives.. etc.

Status as of March 30th :

  • Pump failure rate is 29%

  • 40% of the committees have achieved good autonomy.

  • 5 management committees have participated in setting up income-generating activities with women's groups in the community.

The Animateurs regularly visit the villages for animation and "lessons learned" meetings, often involving several neighboring management committees.


Our operations, so far, have not been slowed down by the COVID19 crisis. We have implemented health procedures in response to the risk of virus contamination. Our Animateurs and Animatrices actively contribute to encouraging the villages to also  implement measures of social distancing.


The map below shows all the water management committees set up by IDO since 2015. The squares represent those of the MGM420 project with in red those that have not reached autonomy; in yellow those who have started their progress towards autonomy and in green the autonomous committees.

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At the end of March 2019, the MGM420 project has concluded its first phase of 18 months that started in October 2017. This project consists in setting up water points management committees in 420 locations in southern Chad.

  • 12 Animateurs were deployed and based in the regional centers;

  • 243 water management committees have been trained  and are therefore functional (see map below)

  • Pump down rate fell from 60% to 30%

In phase 2, in order to make our action sustainable, we will evaluate, according to quantifiable criteria, the autonomy of the water management committees and launch collaborative pilot projects with village groups engaged in income-generating activities. (For more information download MGM420 Phase I)

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The Annual General Meeting was held on May 24, 2019, at Schlumberger's premises in Paris. The agenda included the Activity Report 2018, the Plan for 2019 and the Financial Report and Budget. The aim of the 2019 Plan is to launch phase 2 of the MGM420 project.

The General Assembly approved the activity report and the 2018 accounts, as well as the 2019 plan and budget. 

(For more information download AG 2018)