The IRC team in Niger led by Afou Bengaly
€ 310 thousand invested
One of the poorest countries in the world. With limited natural resources. Suffering from climate and insecurity related disasters. Yet, the government's Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth Strategy (SDDCI) 2035, gives the country a strategic vision: to become a modern, democratic and united country, which is well-governed, peaceful and open to the world, and with an emerging economy.
One of the priorities in the government's strategy is 'human capital development' by ensuring, among other things, access to drinking water. In 2018, under the umbrella of the Safe Water Strategy, IRC and World Vision started to support two districts in developing their district WASH master plans: Makalondi and Torodi. These plans outline long-term WASH priorities, and provide a roadmap to follow. The vision is to reach everyone with safe water and sanitation services in the communes by 2030 starting with achieving 100% coverage in schools and health care facilities.
The master plans are being currently implemented and IRC is providing technical assistance to local government and improving WASH services, primarily focusing on health care facilities. Our district-based work serves as a model to influence national policies and support national systems strengthening.
Download the master plans
District WASH plans of Makalondi and Torodi
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Working together for safe water in Niger: the journey so far