2021 was a very positive and invigorating year for APOPO. Already the organization has grown and expanded its activities by about 40% compared to the previous 5-year period 2016 – 2020. But growth is only meaningful and desirable if it contributes to a better world for the vulnerable communities we serve while safeguarding our planet.
After years of investment and perseverance, APOPO’s Mine Action Program in Zimbabwe, which protects the local communities and wildlife of Gonarezhou National Park, is removing thousands of landmines. APOPO’s Technical Survey Dogs were validated with the publication of a detailed study by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and are currently making a big impact by speeding up the demining process in five countries.
APOPO’s operational approach in Cambodia, combining rats and dogs with state-of-the-art technologies, has seen the highest effectiveness APOPO has been able to demonstrate. Not only will this provide considerable cost savings it will further reduce tragic accidents, as we strive to get people back on safe ground as quickly as possible.
APOPO works to verify its public accountability and transparency for its fundraising and financial management operations.
Learn about our year by year development and find all our financial and budgetary information below.