Published on: 01/12/2014
Experience in Uganda reveals the importance of continuous learning and reflection for providing water services that last.
The Triple-S Initiative in Uganda ended on 30th November 2014, with a call on all stakeholders involved in rural water service delivery to continue to focus on improving the functionality of water supply facilities.
Among the key recommendations emerging from the five year learning initiative is the need to introduce institutions and structures that address functionality. Already, Sub County Water Supply and Sanitation Boards (SWSSBs), Hand Pump Mechanics Associations (HPMAs) and Mobile Phones for Water (M4W) are some of the initiatives that have been tested and exhibited the potential to improve functionality and ultimately contribute to water services that last.
Key experiences, lessons and recommendations from Triple-S have been compiled in a collection of stories, as told by the individuals who were involved in the inception and implementation of the Initiative in Uganda. They reinforce the message that a learning and adaptive sector is one that engages in continuous learning and reflection and is thus able to adapt to changing circumstances and demands - which is vital for provision of water services that last.
Scroll down to access the book, 'LEARNING, ADAPTING, EMBEDDING: Experiences and Lessons from the Triple-S Initiative in Uganda'.