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Accelerating uptake of household level investment in water supply

Published on: 08/07/2016

Sensitization workshops on self-supply acceleration were organized for different woredas of the Amhara and Oromia regions by CRS, World Vision and CARE to speed up implementation.

The workshops were aimed at creating common understanding among actors on the basic notion of self-supply and internalize the Woredas self-supply acceleration plan in order to speed-up the implementation process and maintain collective momentum to address the challenges and meet the deliverables set.

A total of 65 people from different sectors participated on the workshops; 23 from Kalu and Kelela Woredas of the Amhara region, 14 from Omonada woreda of Oromia region and 28 from Este, Dera and Farta Woredas of the Amhara region.

MWA and its partners have been implementing various WASH projects in different regions of Ethiopia since 2004. The current Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant, 2014 - 2017 is aimed at reaching 300,000 rural populations. It is planned to address about 55,000 people through self-supply both in House hold led and group led. Adequate emphasis is given to building the capacity of communities and local government structures to create ownership and ensure sustainability of water schemes.

The objectives of this self-supply acceleration project are to accelerate uptake of household level investment in water supply, increase access to credit for WASH, improve management and governance for sustainable WASH service delivery and generate collective impact for sector wide learning and advocacy.

On the workshops, presentations were conducted on the basic concept of self-supply, self-supply acceleration planning guide lines, promoting private sector engagement, supporting access to finance, innovation and learning and monitoring and evaluation. The joint woreda plans were also reviewed and discussed by the participants and the way forward was agreed upon in conclusion of the workshop.