Combining Manual Drilling and Solar Energy to Ensure Drought Resilience in Mauritania


Around 80 per cent of Mauritania’s communities have populations of less than 500, many of them located in remote, desert, off-grid areas. In order to reach remote populations, UNICEF and the Government of Mauritania are combining manual drilling techniques with solar powered water systems. These combined systems are helping to ensure drought-resilience in the poorest regions, thereby supporting livelihoods and reducing poverty.

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