IBR Group International to support Water.org initiative in raising donations for clean water access


CARDIFF, Wales  - IBR Group International, the London-based executive recruitment and leadership consultancy, has today announced a partnership with Hollywood actor Matt Damon's Water.org charity which aims to raise critical awareness around the cause of water-related Sustainable Development Goals.

As an actor and director, Matt Damon is one of the world's most instantly recognisable people, having built an enviable repertoire of motion picture classics which include the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting (1998), as well as The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). As a campaigner and co-founder at Water.org, Matt's active participation in Water.org's work - including strategy development, co-founding its sister organisation, WaterEquity, and advocacy and high-level meetings with institutions like the World Bank and the World Economic Forum - has positioned him as one of the world's experts on water and sanitation issues.

The water crisis is a health crisis. Nearly 1 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases which could be reduced with access to safe water or sanitation.

Every 2 minutes a child dies from a water-related disease. Access to safe water and sanitation contributes to improved health and helps prevent the spread of infectious disease. It means reduced child and maternal mortality rates. It means reduced physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of families around the world.

Water.org is a global organisation that operates across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia, with a presence in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Alfred Mayaki, Managing Director at IBR Group International said, "As we recently observed as participants to the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, which took place on World Water Day, universal access to water was central to the theme of the conference, which was "Water Security for Peace and Development". The Water.org access to water program is an easy and largely inexpensive undertaking for the private sector to invest in." Mayaki added, "We're hoping with the assistance of donations to Water.org, we can support the creative and community-led impact which Matt and Gary are pioneering."