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Service level figures South Aria woreda (South Ari woreda WASH SDG master plan, 2021)
"We are giving attention to water because of the learning alliance. It's helping the government and community gain more information."
Yohanis Melti, South Ari woreda, head water office
“My main responsibility is training and supervising water users associations to manage water points properly and to make sure that maintenance issues are solved on time.”Netsanet Fetene, expert community participation, Water, Mine & Energy Office, South Ari Woreda
South Ari is located in the South Omo Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's (SNNP) Regional State in Ethiopia. The population: 177,136. The woreda is divided into twenty-eight rural and three urban kebeles. The principal town of the woreda is Gazer with a total population of 5,442 (2019).
We are working towards basic water, sanitation and hygiene services for everyone by 2030. We are doing this by working with service providers, local government, and non-governmental and academic organisations. We develop partnerships and goals for our work through learning alliances. These support the development of understanding in the WASH service delivery system and provide the ability to develop and execute shared action agendas.
The agenda we have shaped together has resulted in a long term district WASH master plan. The plan, backed by a resource mobilisation strategy for the master plan implementation was endorsed by the district cabinets in 2021. The document provides the vision and strategy for steps to take to meet the 2030 targets. The work now focuses on the delivery of these plans. A significant step forward.
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