German Toilet Organization thanks all donors, long-standing cooperation partners and loyal sponsors that make our work possible.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has funded projects in over 140 countries. In developing countries WASH and in particular sustainable sanitation services are important areas of focus. In emergency response the BMGF has a particular focus in strengtheing the capacity of emergency responders, including the development of innovative tools and technologies. The BMGF supports the GTO and international project partners in the development of the Humanitarian Sanitation Hub.
Bread for the World
Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. They fund among others policy work, public relations and education work in Germany and Europe and supports the GTO in its development education program "Toiletized World"
Engagement Global - Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen implements the BMZ´s development information and education programmes. Engagement Global funds GTO´s school project "Toiletized World" as well as the WASH related training courses for non-governmental organizations in Germany.
Federal Foreign Office
The Federal Foreign Office of Germany is responsible for German humanitarian aid. It has been supporting GTO in various projects since 2013. To date, close cooperation took place while developing the German strategy for humanitarian WASH assistance. Since 2015, this strategy has been implemented jointly with the German WASH Network.
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is responsible for the development policy and cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany. Since 2009, the GTO has been funded by the BMZ in various projects. These include the WASH seminars, which the GTO offers in Germany, the development education project “Toiletised World” and the “Toilets Making the Grade” school competitions, which the GTO implements together with the GIZ in Uganda and Pakistan.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a German development agency. It sees itself as a service provider of international cooperation for sustainable development and international educational work. The GTO cooperates with GIZ in two school projects on the subject of WASH in Jordan, Pakistan and Uganda.
Knorr Bremse Global Care
Knorr-Bremse Global Care is a charitable organization that supports people who have suffered from environmental disasters, accidents, armed conflict, poverty or disease through no fault. Knorr-Bremse Global Care supports the GTO with organizing the nationwide competition “Toiletten Machen Schule”.
The State Office for Developmental Cooperation Berlin (LEZ) is the central coordination office for development cooperation in Berlin. Within the framework of its country competencies, it concentrates on domestic development work and sees global learning as one of its fields of action. LEZ supports GTO's "Toiletized World" school project.
Stifter-Helfen.de is an online portal for IT donations. The GTO thanks Stifter-Helfen.de among other things for the mediation of generous software donations of considerable IT donors.
Viva con Agua
Viva con Agua is an international network that aims to improve the supply of clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in developing countries in a sustainable way. The organisation promotes the Sustainable Service Initiative (SSI), an initiative to develop a unified strategy in the WASH sector to increase project transparency and improve service quality. The GTO has been working with SSI since 2017.
Cewas is a Swiss non-profit association dedicated to improving business practices in water supply and sanitation. The GTO is working with the regional office cewas Middle East within a school toilet project in Jordan.
Eawag is a Swiss research institute that conducts research, teaching and consultancy in the field of water with the aim of promoting the sustainable use of water resources and water infrastructures. In cooperation with Eawag and other partners, the GTO has published a publication on sanitation technologies in emergency aid.
Malteser International is the agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian assistance and development with its headquarters in Germany. Since 2012 the GTO has been working closely with this renowned organisation, which focuses on health, WASH and Nutrition. GTO supported Malteser International in the development of its WASH Guidelines. Since 2013 both are continuously supported by the German Federal Foreign Office to strengthen the humanitarian WASH sector. Since 2019, GTO and Malteser International have been collaborating on a transitional development project in South Sudan.
In its project “Toiletized World”, the GTO is inspired by Project CLEAN. Since 1995, Project CLEAN has been working to improve safety, cleanliness and hygiene in public school toilets, taking on a national leadership role in the United States. The project is led by Dr. Tom Keating. The GTO owes him, among other things, the idea of the "Toilet Walk" and the "4-Senses-Inspection", which are an integral part of “Toiletized World”.
The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) is the civil protection and disaster control organisation of the German Federal Government with almost exclusively honorary task forces. The GTO cooperates with the THW in the implementation of practice-oriented toilet construction courses.
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany. It provides help from a single source: from rapid disaster relief and reconstruction to long-term development aid projects with local partner organisations based on the principle of helping people to help themselves. The GTO works closely with the organisation within the framework of the WASH network and the Sustainable Service Initiative.
The GTO would like to thank its long-time strategic sponsor CWS.
GTO would like to thank Domestos for supporting the “Toiletten machen Schule” competition in 2018/19 and the pilot study on school sanitation in Berlin schools in 2021/22.
The GTO uses Sli.do, a tool that promotes easy interaction with participants at meetings, events and conferences. It is used to obtain feedback through surveys or to organise Q+A sessions. www.sli.do.
Villeroy & Boch
GTO would like to thank Villeroy & Boch for supporting the “Toiletten machen Schule” competitions in 2012/13 as well as 2018/19.