22nd Jul 2021
Virtual event on collective action to expand safely managed water services in Uganda.
22 July 2021
16:00 - 18:00 Amsterdam | 14:00 - 16:00 Accra
17:00 - 19:00 Addis Ababa/Kampala | 07:00 - 09:00 Los Angeles
In Uganda, there are promising steps toward realising safely managed water services in rural areas of Kabarole. Six regional Umbrella Utilities were established in 2016 that offer piped services in rural areas, and the National Water and Sewerage Corporation has an expanded their mandate to move into smaller towns and villages under the Service Capacity Acceleration Plan to 100% coverage (SCAP 100). These are complemented by a clear ‘leave no one behind’ agenda based on monitoring to ensure that every village in the country has at least one improved water source. In Kabarole, this has meant an increase from 12% safely managed to 35% safely managed water in 2019.
While utilities can make progress on their own, the Local Government - together with IRC - have developed novel partnership arrangements to leverage the resources to extend utility services for safely managed water services in Kabarole District. Our speakers will present key aspects of these partnerships and how they were brokered and used to get resources on the table for bringing safely managed water to communities in Kabarole District.
Our speakers will present key aspects of these partnerships and how they were brokered and used to get resources on the table for bringing safely managed water to communities in Kabarole District.
In the first part of the session, we will have the following presentations:
These key actors will address the following questions:
In the second part of the session, panellists will talk about the key areas of the partnership to accelerate safely managed water services in Kabarole District:
The event is convened by IRC Uganda for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, together with other Safe Water partners in Uganda.