The Fondation SUEZ
Promote social inclusion is our mission. By supporting our partners, we increase access to essential services for disadvantaged populations in developing countries and we fight against social exclusion in France.
Myriam Bincaille-Delegate General of the Fonds SUEZ initiatives
Improving the living conditions and autonomy of populations through access to essential services and social integration
Following every project with our partners and stakeholders
Developing, supporting, acting and sharing
Collaborative and committed governance
Franck Reinhold Von Essen
Marie Trellu Kane
A four-stage selection process
Once received on the Fonds SUEZ Initiatives homepage (see below), the projects are assessed and accepted using a four-step process. This process is based on assessments by the various instances and employees specialized in voluntary projects and skill-based sponsorship programs.
Requests for funding can be received at any time. Projects received before October 30th will be pre-assessed before being submitted to the April-May board meeting. Projects received before April 30th will be presented to the November board meeting, depending on the progress of the selection process.
The Fonds team pre-selects the projects that will be then be assessed by the experts, on a skills sponsorship basis and according to the eligibility criteria of the projects. The criteria applies to the health and social impacts, technical relevance, the involvement of local players, sustainability and the future empowerment of the populations, the consistency with the local dynamics, the output dynamic.
Each project is sent to three or four expert employees who volunteer their time to assess the projects. Their assessment is made as objective as possible by applying well defined and shared criteria.
The projects are submitted to the board of directors, which votes on the donation of funds and skills to fund the project.
A rewarding innovative, sustainable and replicable solutions system
The SUEZ Initiatives - Institut de France award supports projects and innovations contributing to the development of water, sanitation and waste management services for underprivileged populations in developing countries. There are two categories of awards: access to essential services and social entrepreneurship.
Our goal is to highlight innovative, effective and accessible projects that are already operational and to facilitate their distribution and replication.
Dominique PinAdministrator of the Fonds
The SUEZ Initiatives - Institut de France award is given out every two years.
The call for projects is from September 15th 2017 to January 15th 2018.
- The 2015/2016 winners:
- The Access to essential services prize has been awarded to the Cajouvalor project in Rongead, in partnership with the Cefrepade in Burkina Faso
- the Social entrepreneurship prize has been awarded to the Technological Solidarity project for the reuse of waste electrical and electronic equipment (D3E) in Cameroon
- and an exceptional the Special prize was awarded to the "Interk'eau" project of Eau Vive in Niger for the implementation of an intercommunal structure.