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✇IRC Sanitation

Tenkodogo, the road to SDG6

By: Zohoun —

IRC has produced a video that highlights the progress made so far in the implementation of Tenkodogo's WASH strategic plan, with support from the LDSC Foundation.

Tenkodogo, the road to SDG 6

Drinking water, hygiene and sanitation services are equally important. The Tenkodogo municipal authorities decided to develop a Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Master Plan to make drinking water, toilets and good hygiene practices available to all the inhabitants of the district. Even before the plan was finalised, IRC and the Latter-day Saints Charities (LDSC) Foundation decided to support the commune in relieving the urgent needs of the population in this area.

ONEA worker

This has led to several extraordinary results. In urban areas, 580 families now have drinking water in their homes through a private ONEA connection. In rural areas, a feasibility study was carried out in 10 villages to upgrade the current hand pumps, which are unable to meet their water needs, to more solid and efficient installations that can serve 2,614 people as soon as they are completed. Through the "Clean Hands, Good Health" campaign, 7,684 pupils now regularly wash their hands with soap and water and are protected from diseases related to dirty hands. Local radio stations were also used to reach as many people as possible. Local authorities and staff were trained to increase their ownership of the process.

As images are a very effective way to show the evidence, a 6-minute video was produced to show the progress. The film shows the main changes observed with lively testimonies from beneficiaries and authorities. Fatimata Oubda describes her satisfaction and relief at being able to get clean water from a tap at home. The chore of fetching water is now a distant memory and she also has more time to take care of her family. Prosper Zombra, principal of Gogare A school in Tenkodogo and Florentine Kouti, teacher at Tenkodogo Centre A school proudly describe the remarkable changes in their students' hand hygiene behaviour. Hamadou Dicko, Secretary General of Tenkodogo, mentioned the good collaboration with all the actors, which has been a considerable asset for obtaining results.

The efforts are considerable and already constitute a success, but there is still a long way to go. 420 vulnerable households are still not connected to the private ONEA network in the urban area, 22614 inhabitants of surrounding villages urgently need drinking water and 168 schools with 29594 pupils are still to be reached in terms of hand hygiene awareness.

The populations' dearest wish is that the actions be extended to all levels for an effective scaling up. According to Albert Koumsongo, Regional Director of Water and Sanitation for the Centre East, this programme must be extended to all the communes of Burkina Faso to boost the access rate.

 

✇IRC Sanitation

Tenkodogo, la marche vers l’ODD6

By: Zohoun —

IRC a produit un film de capitalisation qui souligne les progrĂšs rĂ©alisĂ©s jusqu'Ă  prĂ©sent dans la mise en Ɠuvre anticipĂ©e du plan stratĂ©gique WASH de Tenkodogo, avec le soutien de la fondation LDSC

Les services d’eau potable, d’hygiĂšne et d’assainissement sont aussi primordiaux l’un que l’autre.  Les autoritĂ©s communales de Tenkodogo avaient dĂ©cidĂ© d’élaborer un plan stratĂ©gique Eau – HygiĂšne et Assainissement afin de mettre l’eau potable, les toilettes et les bonnes pratiques d’hygiĂšne Ă  la disposition de tous les habitants de la commune. Avant mĂȘme la finalisation de ce plan, IRC et la fondation Latter-day Saints Charities (LDSC) ont dĂ©cidĂ© d’appuyer la commune Ă  soulager les besoins urgents des populations en la matiĂšre. Cela a permis d’engranger plusieurs rĂ©sultats extraordinaires. En milieu urbain, 580 familles ont maintenant l’eau potable sur place Ă  leur domicile Ă  travers un branchement privĂ© ONEA. Quant au milieu rural, une Ă©tude de faisabilitĂ© a Ă©tĂ© rĂ©alisĂ©e dans 10 villages pour la mise Ă  niveau des pompes manuelles actuelles incapables de rĂ©pondre Ă  leurs besoins en eau en des installations plus solides et plus efficaces pouvant desservir 22614 personnes dĂšs leur rĂ©alisation. 

A travers la campagne « Mains propres, bonne santĂ© », 7684 Ă©lĂšves se lavent dĂ©sormais rĂ©guliĂšrement les mains Ă  l’eau et au savon et sont protĂ©gĂ©s contre les maladies liĂ©es aux mains sales. Les radios locales ont Ă©galement Ă©tĂ© utilisĂ©es pour Ă©tendre la campagne Ă  l’échelle de toute la population et toucher le plus de personnes que possibles. Les autoritĂ©s et le personnel communal ont Ă©tĂ© formĂ©s pour leur meilleure appropriation du processus. 

L’image Ă©tant un moyen trĂšs efficace pour montrer les Ă©vidences, un film de 6 minutes a Ă©tĂ© produit pour rendre plus visible les progrĂšs rĂ©alisĂ©s sur le terrain. Le film montre les principaux changements observĂ©s avec des tĂ©moignages vivants des bĂ©nĂ©ficiaires et des autoritĂ©s. Fatimata Oubda nous dĂ©crit sa satisfaction et son soulagement de pouvoir obtenir de l'eau potable Ă  partir d'un robinet chez elle Ă  la maison. La corvĂ©e d’eau est dĂ©sormais un lointain souvenir et elle dispose Ă©galement de plus de temps pour s’occuper de sa famille.

Prosper Zombra, directeur de l'Ă©cole Gogare A Ă  Tenkodogo et Florentine Kouti, enseignante Ă  l’école Tenkodogo centre A dĂ©crivent fiĂšrement les changements remarquables dans le comportement de leurs Ă©lĂšves en matiĂšre d'hygiĂšne des mains. Le secrĂ©taire gĂ©nĂ©ral de la mairie de Tenkodogo, Hamadou Dicko a rappelĂ© la bonne collaboration avec l’ensemble des acteurs, qui a Ă©tĂ© un atout considĂ©rable pour l'obtention de rĂ©sultats. 

Les efforts sont considĂ©rables et constituent dĂ©jĂ  une rĂ©ussite, mais il y a encore du chemin Ă  parcourir.  420 mĂ©nages vulnĂ©rables ne sont toujours pas raccordĂ©s au rĂ©seau privĂ© ONEA dans la zone urbaine, 22614 habitants des villages rattachĂ©s ont urgemment d’eau potable et 168 Ă©coles avec 29594 Ă©lĂšves restent Ă  atteindre en matiĂšre de sensibilisation Ă  l'hygiĂšne des mains.

Le vƓu le plus cher des populations, est que les actions soient Ă©tendues Ă  tous les niveaux pour un passage Ă  l’échelle efficace. Selon le directeur rĂ©gional de l’eau et assainissement du Centre Est, Albert Koumsongo, ce programme doit ĂȘtre Ă©tendu Ă  l’ensemble des communes du Burkina Faso pour booster le taux d’accĂšs.

✇IRC Sanitation

Smart and targeted subsidies for sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia

By: Anonymous —

The Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia has drawn up a sanitation subsidy protocol to address the sanitation needs of the poorest segment of the population.

By Ekram Redwan, Director of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health

The Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) is committed to improving the sanitation, hygiene, and environmental health conditions of its citizens. In the second health sector transformation plan, the MoH has planned to increase the proportion of households with access to basic sanitation services from 20% (2019) to 60% (2025) through an effective and sustainable market-based system for hygiene, sanitation, and environmental health facilities and services. The ultimate goal is universal coverage by 2030 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To accomplish these goals, the Ministry and development partners are working to expand sanitation marketing centres to districts to ensure access to improved sanitation products.

The National multi stakeholder platform participants with the state minister of the MoH Dr. Dereje Duguma, after the launching of the sanitation subsidy protocol, photo by Tsegaye Yeshiwas

Parallel to increasing access, the Ministry explored different financing options to ensure services for all segments of the population. The initiation of a subsidy scheme to address the sanitation needs of the poorest segment of the population is one of the proposed financing options. Accordingly, the Ministry has prepared a subsidy protocol to guide the design and implementation of a smart and targeted sanitation subsidy.

In Ethiopia inequalities in sanitation and hygiene coverage exist based on, among other factors, geography and socioeconomic status. The subsidy protocol is designed to be smart and targeted. It is smart so that it does not distort or hamper market-based sanitation or Community-Led Total Sanitation and Hygiene approaches. In addition, it is targeted to address the most vulnerable population groups who are not able to construct improved sanitation facilities on their own due to their extreme poverty and/or impending environmental factors. 

The subsidy is intended to target households that are not able to afford sanitation products through other means, and the identification of households is planned to be made in line with existing poverty alleviation programmes. The latrine improvements/construction will be delivered by the private sector; therefore, the programme will focus on areas with a well-established supply chain to support existing businesses and reduce costs. Additionally, areas where it is difficult and costly to construct a latrine and areas with internally displaced communities and refugees will be targeted. 

Implementers are required to comply with the five guiding principles outlined in the sanitation subsidy protocol:

  1. subsidies must be well-targeted,
  2. subsidies should only target latrine sub-structures,
  3. subsidies should only cover a proportion of the overall cost,
  4. subsidies should be prioritised in places with a well-established supply chain,
  5. these guiding principles apply to all stakeholders.

All stakeholders are encouraged to start piloting the sanitation protocol and share their learning with the MoH and the broader WASH community to further refine and strengthen of the sanitation subsidy protocol.

The National sanitation subsidy protocol can be accessed via Resources below.


About Transform WASH

USAID Transform WASH aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing market access to and sustained use of a broader spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a substantial focus on sanitation.

Transform WASH achieves this by transforming the market for low-cost quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at the community level, strengthening supply chains, and improving the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID Transform WASH is a USAID-funded activity implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC WASH. The consortium is working closely with government agencies, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the One WASH National Program, and regional and sub-regional governments.

 

✇IRC Sanitation

National sanitation subsidy protocol, Ethiopia

By: Anonymous —

A protocol prepared to enable Ethiopia to achieve its goal of attaining Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 - universal access to basic sanitation services by 2030 and Health Sector Transformation Plan II goals by 2025

This subsidy protocol is prepared to enable Ethiopia to achieve its goal of attaining Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 - universal access to basic sanitation services by 2030 and Health Sector Transformation Plan II goals by 2025.

The protocol specifies a clear rationale for the need to subsidize sanitation, provides guiding principles, and proposes modalities (i.e., selection criteria for beneficiaries and delivery mechanisms) for implementing sanitation subsidies in Ethiopia. The protocol gives special weight to two important features of a subsidy: smart and targeted.

A smart sanitation subsidy does not distort or hamper market-based sanitation and Community-Led Total Sanitation and Hygiene (CLTSH) approaches, but rather contributes to the expansion thereof. A targeted sanitation subsidy specifically addresses the most vulnerable population groups who are not able to construct improved sanitation facilities on their own due to their extreme poverty and/or impending environmental factors.

Finally, the Federal Ministry of Health is fully committed to making sure this protocol is used by all sanitation, hygiene, and environmental health stakeholders, and calls upon the private sector, entrepreneurs, and development partner organizations to use this protocol consistently for the improvement of sanitation, hygiene, and environmental health facilities and services across the country.

✇IRC Sanitation

Avis de recrutement pour IRC Mali

By: Anonymous —

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Charge (e) de programme Gouvernance AEPHA au Mali - Chef de mission du projet renforcement des capacités en gouvernance communale des services sociaux de base

IRC (Centre International de Reference pour l’Eau et l’Assainissement) est une organisation internationale non gouvernementale à but non lucratif, qui travaille en collaboration avec les gouvernements, les ONG, ou des personnes partout dans le monde afin de trouver des solutions à long terme à la crise mondiale des services d'approvisionnement en eau, d'assainissement et d'hygiùne.

IRC opĂšre Ă  l'Ă©chelle internationale avec des bureaux Ă  La Haye, au Ghana, au Burkina Faso, en Éthiopie, en Ouganda et au Mali avec des programmes en Inde, Honduras, Rwanda et au Niger.

Nous recherchons actuellement des candidats expérimentés pour le poste de :

Charge (e) de programme Gouvernance AEPHA au Mali - Chef de mission du projet renforcement des capacités en gouvernance communale des services sociaux de base

RattachĂ© Ă  la Directrice Pays d’IRC au Mali, le (la) ChargĂ© (e) de programme Gouvernance AEPHA (approvisionnement en eau potable, hygiĂšne et assainissement) mettra en Ɠuvre des projets et programmes au Mali. Il (elle) sera responsable de la planification, la gestion, la mise en Ɠuvre, la coordination et l’établissement de rapports sur l’exĂ©cution des projets Ă  sa charge.

Entre autres tùches spécifiques, il (elle) veillera à une exécution opportune et effective des projets existants, à organiser et à participer à des ateliers de formation, à assurer la liaison avec les donateurs, le gouvernement, les partenaires et les consultants, à faire/diriger la recherche thématique, à préparer et éditer des rapports et à apporter son assistance dans la préparation des plans de projet.

Principales responsabilités et attributions

La mise en Ɠuvre et la coordination de l’exĂ©cution des programmes et projets :

  • L’élaboration, le dĂ©veloppement et l’exĂ©cution de plans stratĂ©giques ;
  • Le dĂ©veloppement et l’exĂ©cution de plans de travail du programme annuel ;
  • L’assistance des partenaires dans le dĂ©veloppement et la mise en Ɠuvre de stratĂ©gies de plaidoyer et de campagnes nationales/rĂ©gionales ;
  • L’organisation et la facilitation d’ateliers de renforcement des capacitĂ©s avec les partenaires ;
  • La supervision du travail des Assistants de programme et des Consultants ;
  • Assurer la coordination et la gestion administrative et financiĂšre de la mise en Ɠuvre du projet renforcement des capacitĂ©s de trois communes en gestion des services sociaux de base (AEPHA, santĂ© et Ă©ducation) ;
  • Assurer la reprĂ©sentation d’IRC dans les instances de concertations et de dialogues dans les communes et rĂ©gions concernĂ©es au Mali ;
  • La rĂ©daction et l’édition des rapports des projets ;
  • La rĂ©daction de rapport pour le(s) donateur(s) pour les gouvernements.

Maintenir un contact régulier avec les autres membres du personnel du programme, les donateurs, les partenaires et les consultants du programme et du projet.

Aider Ă  la mobilisation de fonds et au DĂ©veloppement du Programme Pays :
  • Contribuer Ă  la formulation de proposition, Ă  l’élaboration de documents de conception, de calendriers et plans de travail ;
  • Assister aux rencontres avec les parties prenantes (financement et mise en Ɠuvre) pour discuter et dĂ©velopper des interventions conjointes ;
  • Assister aux rencontres de collecte de fonds et de nĂ©gociation ;
  • Aider dans l’identification de nouvelles opportunitĂ©s de financement et de partenariat.

Contribution au Programme global de travail d’IRC, notamment par :

  • Le traitement des requĂȘtes et la fourniture d’informations sur le Programme ;
  • La participation et l’assistance aux rĂ©unions et autres activitĂ©s du Programme ;
  • L’élaboration et la conservation des dossiers et des systĂšmes d’information du Programme ;
  • L’appui Ă  l’élaboration des accords de partenariat avec les partenaires stratĂ©giques ainsi qu’avec les partenaires de mise en Ɠuvre.
Exigences du poste

Expérience :

  • Minimum 5 ans d’expĂ©riences dans l’exĂ©cution de tĂąches similaires Ă  celles dĂ©crites en lien avec la thĂ©matique Gouvernance communale de l’AEPHA au sein d’organisations professionnelles Ă  l’échelle nationale ou sous rĂ©gionale.
  • Une expĂ©rience en Afrique francophone serait un atout
  • Minimum 5 ans d’expĂ©riences en gestion de programme/projet
  • ExpĂ©rience en Ă©laboration de plan stratĂ©gique communal AEPHA
  • ExpĂ©rience en assistance technique des communes et des structures Ă©tatiques
  • ExpĂ©rience de travail au sein d’une Ă©quipe pluridisciplinaire et de collaboration avec des experts de diffĂ©rentes spĂ©cialitĂ©s et origines
Formation académique

Au moins BAC+4 en sciences sociales, sciences de l’eau et de l’assainissement, dĂ©veloppement rural, ou toutes spĂ©cialisations universitaires Ă©quivalentes en lien avec le dĂ©veloppement rural ou la gestion des services d’eau potable et d’assainissement.

Compétences et qualités personnelles

Le ou la titulaire du poste doit avoir la maturité personnelle et une expérience professionnelle suffisante pour assumer les responsabilités liées au poste.

Les principales qualités requises sont :

  • Excellente maĂźtrise de la thĂ©matique Gouvernance communale d’AEPHA avec des expĂ©riences solides et pertinentes
  • AutoritĂ© et aptitude Ă  diriger des experts pluridisciplinaires gĂ©ographiquement isolĂ©s
  • MĂ©ticulositĂ© et excellente aptitude Ă  organiser ses tĂąches et respecter les dĂ©lais
  • Excellente maĂźtrise de l'informatique, notamment les applications Word & Excel et diverses applications et interfaces de messagerie Ă©lectronique
  • Excellentes capacitĂ©s rĂ©dactionnelles en français
  • Grande Ă©loquence orale en Français
  • CapacitĂ© Ă  lire l’anglais et connaissances de base pour le parler et l’écrire
  • Excellentes aptitudes pour les relations interpersonnelles et la communication
  • CapacitĂ© Ă  exĂ©cuter sous pression un volume important de tĂąches de façon autonome et efficace avec peu d'encadrement
  • Disposition Ă  apprendre et s'amĂ©liorer
  • Rigueur et quĂȘte constante d’excellence et des rĂ©sultats de qualitĂ©
  • HabiletĂ© Ă  analyser les situations critiques et proposer les actions correctives
  • Aptitude Ă  travailler en Ă©quipe et Ă  respecter les contributions des autres membres de l'organisation
  • Excellentes qualitĂ©s de nĂ©gociation
  • Aptitude et disponibilitĂ© Ă  voyager occasionnellement dans le cadre du travail
  • Engagement crĂ©dible envers les valeurs de l’entreprise : professionnalisme, intĂ©gritĂ© et crĂ©ativitĂ©.
SynthÚse des compétences clés requises :
  • Sens de l’innovation
  • Sens de l’initiative
  • Challenge
  • CapacitĂ© de prise de dĂ©cision
  • CohĂ©sion d’équipe
  • CapacitĂ© de supervision
  • CapacitĂ© de communication et d’influence
  • RĂ©seautage
  • CapacitĂ© Ă  rĂ©sister au stress
  • CapacitĂ© d’anticipation
  • FlexibilitĂ©
  • RĂ©silience
  • FidĂ©litĂ©
  • Ethique
Ce qu’IRC attend du ou (de la) titulaire :

TĂąches : D'une maniĂšre professionnelle et diligente, effectuer le travail spĂ©cifiĂ© dans cette description de l’emploi et les tĂąches spĂ©cifiques comme convenu dans le contrat annuel de performance et revu pĂ©riodiquement avec le responsable hiĂ©rarchique.

Équipe : Travailler au sein de l'Ă©quipe pour atteindre les objectifs de l’entreprise ; Communiquer rĂ©guliĂšrement avec les principaux collĂšgues grĂące Ă  des Ă©changes rĂ©guliers, par courriel, tĂ©lĂ©phone, Skype ou des systĂšmes de communication virtuels similaires, et des rĂ©unions en personne.

Individuel : AdhĂ©rer Ă  nos principes et valeurs ; Maintenir et dĂ©velopper votre propre efficacitĂ©, y compris prendre la responsabilitĂ© de votre santĂ© ; votre bien-ĂȘtre gĂ©nĂ©ral et investir dans votre propre dĂ©veloppement professionnel en ce qui concerne notre vision et notre mission ; Soyez prĂȘt Ă  vous adapter Ă  l'environnement changeant que nous, en tant qu'entreprise de dĂ©veloppement ; Porter Ă  notre attention les problĂšmes qui pourraient affecter notre capacitĂ© Ă  atteindre nos objectifs, y compris vos besoins d’appui dans votre propre rĂŽle.

Ce que le ou la titulaire peut attendre d’IRC :

  • Un salaire et des avantages sociaux Ă©quitables, compĂ©titifs, abordables et conformes au statut d'entreprise sociale d’IRC
  • Des ressources raisonnables pour faire votre travail (bureau, Ă©quipement, budget, etc.), dans le respect de nos contraintes
  • Une bonne initiation, un soutien continu et des Ă©valuations rĂ©guliĂšres par votre supĂ©rieur hiĂ©rarchique (y compris les ressources financiĂšres et le temps pour votre propre dĂ©veloppement professionnel)
  • Collaboration et travail d'Ă©quipe de vos collĂšgues dans une ambiance conviviale et professionnelle
Conditions du poste

Intitulé du poste : Charge (e) de programme Gouvernance AEPHA au Mali
Contrat : CDD de droit Malien 1 an renouvelable selon performances - Emploi Ă  plein temps
Localisation : Bamako – Mali, avec des frĂ©quents dĂ©placements dans les rĂ©gions de Koutiala, Sikasso, Mopti et Koulikoro
Prise de service : 01 Aout 2022
Supérieur hiérarchique : Directrice Pays d'IRC au Mali
Salaire : Selon la grille IRC
Autres avantages : Dotation communication, Assurance maladie SANLAM & (AMO), Formation et coaching pour le développement professionnel, etc.

Candidature :

Les candidats intĂ©ressĂ©s par cette offre peuvent soumettre leur dossier de candidature composĂ© d’un CV minimum 2 pages et maximum 5 pages et d’une lettre de motivation Ă  l’adresse mail recruitmentmali@ircwash.org  avec comme objet de l’e-mail « Candidature au poste Charge (e) de programme Gouvernance AEPHA au Mali » au plus tard le 22 Juillet 2022 Ă  17h00.

La lettre de motivation et le CV peuvent ĂȘtre rĂ©digĂ©s en Anglais ou en Français. La lettre est essentielle pour la candidature - sans la lettre de motivation, le CV sera rejetĂ©.

Les dossiers reçus dans les dĂ©lais prescrits feront l’objet d’un accusĂ© de rĂ©ception. Il ne sera donnĂ© suite qu’aux candidatures pour lesquelles IRC aurait trouvĂ© un intĂ©rĂȘt. Les entretiens avec les candidats seront programmĂ©s dans la semaine du 25 Juillet. Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur notre organisation Ă  l'adresse www.ircwash.org.

✇IRC Sanitation

Town sanitation plans for four towns in Kabarole District, Uganda

By: kabarungi —

Each town sanitation plan is a strategic and integrated documentation of sanitation interventions and services tailored to Kasenda, Mugusu, Kijura and Kiko Town Councils

Kijura Town Council working on the Town Sanitation Plan

Kabarole District has set its vision on achieving 100% coverage of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all by 2030. This vision is outlined in the Kabarole District WASH master plan 2018-2030, which describes elements that need to be addressed and prescribes the strategies on how to address the gaps in WASH services in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. IRC has collaborated with Kabarole District Local Government as a core district partner since 2006, and supported efforts to research, develop and publish a district WASH master plan for Kabarole District. IRC in its programming continues to facilitate implementation of the WASH master plan, with Kabarole district in the lead.

IRC supported the development of integrated and sustainable Town Sanitation Plans for four town councils in Kabarole namely, Kasenda, Mugusu, Kijura and Kiko Town Councils.

These plans providing a strategic framework to deliver and improve sanitation in the selected towns through short-, medium-, and long-term goals. Town Sanitation Plans aim at coordinating and integrating various sanitation-related measures at the town council level including physical planning, sanitation marketing, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC), local private sector involvement, law enforcement, and full stakeholder participation, among others.

Each town sanitation plan is a strategic and integrated documentation of sanitation interventions and services in the town councils. This is not a conventional technical sanitation master plan focusing on engineering and financial aspects, rather it sets out the strategies, objectives, targets, operational actions, and resources needed to achieve the vision and objectives for improvements along the sanitation value chain in the town councils.

The planning process and the results are derived from consultation with local stakeholders; capturing realities and proposing solutions that are locally generated by the stakeholders and not technocrats outside the town council.  The target groups are technical and non-technical stakeholders (residents, Community Based Organisations and funding agencies based in Kijura or the region, Non-Governmental Organisations, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Kabarole District Local Government and Town Council) who have an interest in improving sanitation at the local level.

The actions and interventions presented in the plan are focused on improving sanitation in households, public schools, public places (e.g., markets, bus/taxi stops), and healthcare facilities. In addition, the plan proposes interventions to improve the collection and treatment of faecal sludge in the town. The planning horizon is set until the year 2040.

The plans also outline estimates on the required investments to be made either by the Town Council, Kabarole District Local Government (KDLG), and/or donor agencies for improvements along the sanitation value chain.       

The development of the Town Sanitation Plans (TSPs) was facilitated by IRC Uganda with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for Kijuura and Mugusu Town Councils, and the Waterloo Foundation for Kasenda and Kiko Town Councils.

✇IRC Sanitation

Town sanitation plan for Mugusu Town Council, Uganda

By: Anonymous —

A costed strategic approach towards achieving improved sanitation services for households and institutions and the entire service chain.

Kabarole District has set its vision on achieving 100% coverage of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all by 2030. This vision is outlined in the Kabarole District WASH masterplan 2018-2030, which describes elements that need to be addressed and prescribes the strategies on how to address the gaps in WASH services in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. IRC has collaborated with Kabarole District Local Government as a core district partner since 2006, and supported efforts to research, develop and publish a district WASH master plan for Kabarole District. IRC in its programming continues to facilitate implementation of the WASH masterplan, with Kabarole district in the lead. It is upon this background that IRC supported the development of integrated and sustainable Town Sanitation Plans for four town councils in Kabarole namely, Kasenda, Mugusu, Kijura and Kiko Town Councils.

This Town Sanitation Plan for Mugusu Town Council provides a costed strategic approach towards achieving improved sanitation services for households and institutions and the entire service chain in Mugusu Town Council. To ensure the sustainability of this plan, a Sanitation Task Force was formed and trained to build their capacity in handling hygiene and sanitation-related issues. A Sanitation Stakeholders Forum was also formed comprising of different stakeholders relevant in the WASH sector to validate the baseline findings and support the implementation of the Plan.

✇IRC Sanitation

Town sanitation plan for Kijura Town Council, Uganda

By: Anonymous —

Ensuring proper handling of human waste both within the households and institutions.

Kabarole District has set its vision on achieving 100% coverage of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all by 2030. This vision is outlined in the Kabarole District WASH masterplan 2018-2030, which describes elements that need to be addressed and prescribes the strategies on how to address the gaps in WASH services in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. IRC has collaborated with Kabarole District Local Government as a core district partner since 2006, and supported efforts to research, develop and publish a district WASH master plan for Kabarole District. IRC in its programming continues to facilitate implementation of the WASH masterplan, with Kabarole district in the lead. It is upon this background that IRC supported the development of integrated and sustainable Town Sanitation Plans for four town councils in Kabarole namely, Kasenda, Mugusu, Kijura and Kiko Town Councils.

The objective of the Kijura Town Sanitation Plan is to ensure proper handling of human waste both within the households and institutions. To ensure the sustainability of this plan, a Sanitation Task Force  was formed and trained to build their capacity in handling hygiene and sanitation-related issues.

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Town sanitation plan for Kiko Town Council, Uganda

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Achieving universal access to sustainable sanitation for a clean, healthy and productive urban environment by 2040 through active participation of all stakeholders.

Kabarole District has set its vision on achieving 100% coverage of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all by 2030. This vision is outlined in the Kabarole District WASH masterplan 2018-2030, which describes elements that need to be addressed and prescribes the strategies on how to address the gaps in WASH services in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. IRC has collaborated with Kabarole District Local Government as a core district partner since 2006, and supported efforts to research, develop and publish a district WASH master plan for Kabarole District. IRC in its programming continues to facilitate implementation of the WASH masterplan, with Kabarole district in the lead. It is upon this background that IRC supported the development of integrated and sustainable Town Sanitation Plans for four town councils in Kabarole namely, Kasenda, Mugusu, Kijura and Kiko Town Councils.

The vision of the Kiko Town Sanitation Plan is: "Achieving universal access to sustainable sanitation for a clean, healthy and productive urban environment by 2040 through active participation of all stakeholders".

The vision will be achieved through 15 objectives with targets in the short term until 2025, mid-term until 2030 and long-term until 2040. 

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Town sanitation plan for Kasenda Town Council, Uganda

By: Anonymous —

Achieving a healthy tourism town with universal access to sustainable sanitation and an improved community livelihood for all by 2040 through engaging all stakeholders.

Kabarole District has set its vision on achieving 100% coverage of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all by 2030. This vision is outlined in the Kabarole District WASH masterplan 2018-2030, which describes elements that need to be addressed and prescribes the strategies on how to address the gaps in WASH services in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. IRC has collaborated with Kabarole District Local Government as a core district partner since 2006, and supported efforts to research, develop and publish a district WASH master plan for Kabarole District. IRC in its programming continues to facilitate implementation of the WASH masterplan, with Kabarole district in the lead. It is upon this background that IRC supported the development of integrated and sustainable Town Sanitation Plans for four town councils in Kabarole namely, Kasenda, Mugusu, Kijura and Kiko Town Councils.

The vision of Kasenda Town Sanitation Plan is: "Achieving a healthy tourism town with universal access to sustainable sanitation and an improved community livelihood for all by 2040 through engaging all stakeholders."

The vision will be achieved through 17 objectives with targets in the short term until 2025, mid-term until 2030 and long-term until 2040.

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Role of private sector in universal access to sanitation

By: Verhoeven —

New free online course on Market-Based Sanitation.

A new online course on the basics of market-based sanitation brings together the latest thinking from around the world on enabling the private sector to contribute to improved and safely managed sanitation services. It has been developed by IRC, with the support of USAID Transform WASH, in collaboration with PSI and Water For People. The course aims to equip users with insights and tools on the role of market-based sanitation in creating the strong systems needed for universal and lasting sanitation services.

The scale of investment required to deliver sanitation goods and services to those who lack access is beyond the capacity of public finance alone. As Monte Achenbach, one of the course contributors and PSI’s chief of party for Transform WASH, said, ‘Imagine that a government needs to provide sanitation services to each household? That cannot be achieved by government action on their own. It is beyond the means of any government. This means there is a clear role for households to invest in improved sanitation services and for the private sector to produce and sell an array of products to meet their needs.’

Changing mindsets

Approaching sanitation as a market requires a shift in mind set, especially in governments and development partners. They often see businesses as input suppliers and contractors. In a market-based sanitation approach, businesses can engage in demand creation, manufacturing of goods and services (such as slab manufacturing, installation of toilets), and promotion and sales of goods and services (such as retailers and sales agents) to accelerate access to basic (improved) sanitation services.

Another shift in mindset that is needed is viewing households as consumers, moving away from the traditional view of households as beneficiaries, which too often resulted in offering them products that failed to meet their demand, aspirations or needs.

Market-based sanitation focuses on households as active customers of products and services. It takes a user-centred and business supplier approach to developing and producing sanitation products and services that people want and can afford and that businesses can deliver and sell profitably. The goal of building sanitation markets is to achieve ever-expanding, self-sustaining household demand for, and access to, new products and services.

Sanitation as a service

The other shift in thinking required is to see sanitation as a service that is much more than a toilet. To ensure sustainable access to safe sanitation, this concept of a service comprises much more than a physical structure. The sanitation service chain consists of six connected functions: capturing, containing, emptying, transporting, treating, and safely disposing or reusing human waste (i.e., faeces and urine, possibly including black water and grey water, see figure below).

Sanitation service chain

Access to sanitation requires products and services at both the household and the community level. The private sector is an essential part of the solution and can provide products and services for the entire sanitation service chain.

Part of a holistic approach

Market-based sanitation is an essential part of a holistic approach towards reaching safely managed sanitation services (i.e., Sustainable Development Goal 6). Specifically, it's about moving up the sanitation service ladder from a limited to a basic service and, ultimately, to safely managed services for all. It is linked to other approaches for reaching SDG 6, as well (see image below):

Market-based sanitation (MBS) is an umbrella term and includes approaches such as ‘sanitation market shaping,’ ‘sanitation as a business,’, and ‘sanitation marketing’ (or ‘SanMark’). While individual understanding and definitions may vary, the MBS approach focuses generally on improving private sector capacity to supply sanitation products and services and increasing customer demand through commercial marketing techniques. It includes a comprehensive approach toward the WASH system to create a thriving sanitation market in a country.

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) is a communication strategy that encourages individuals and communities to adopt new behaviours. It is a strategy that triggers people and their communities to adopt healthy, beneficial, and positive behavioural practices.

Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) or community-led total sanitation and hygiene (CLTS-H) is a rural-focused behaviour change approach for ending open defecation through community participation. In simplified terms, CLTS-H (or similar community approaches to total sanitation) focus on getting people to stop defecating in the open and to start using a self-constructed (often unimproved) pit latrine.

Microfinance is the provision of small (aka “micro”) loans to low-income individuals or businesses with minimal collateral requirements.

Subsidies can be powerful and progressive tools for increasing water and sanitation access when they are designed in specific measurable achievable and realistic, timely and targeted ways and implemented effectively. This is part of session 7.

Public investments by governments (from taxes or transfers) in sanitation services will always be needed. No country in the world has realised safely managed water and sanitation services for all without public investments.

Together, this mix of approaches, with a wider strengthening of the WASH system on factors such as finance, demand, community by-law, can realise safely managed sanitation services for all.

JMP sanitation ladder

Image: The JMP sanitation service ladder with approaches to move from open defecation towards safely managed sanitation services (i.e., SDG 6). Adapted from Trémolet, S. (2012). Sanitation markets: Using economics to improve the delivery of services along the sanitation value chain.

Market-based sanitation: the basics

The free 12-hour online course provides insights and tools for the private sector to contribute to improved and safely managed sanitation services (i.e., realising Sustainable Development Goal 6) by 2030. To reach SDG 6, the private sector is essential in providing products and services that people need and want.

By the end of the course, users will have a good understanding of the role of market-based sanitation as part of strong WASH systems needed to realise universal and sustainable sanitation services. Users will know:

  • What market-based sanitation entails
  • Different approaches to applying market-based sanitation
  • Market-based sanitation as an essential part of stronger WASH systems

The course is available on the WASH Systems Academy as a self-paced and self-guided course. It can also be used in combination with webinars, group work, on the job support or part of a 3-day workshop.

The online course ‘Market-Based Sanitation: The Basics’ is available for free on the WASH Systems Academy.


 

About Transform WASH

USAID Transform WASH aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing market access to and sustained use of a broader spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a substantial focus on sanitation.

Transform WASH achieves this by transforming the market for low-cost quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at the community level, strengthening supply chains, and improving the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID Transform WASH is a USAID-funded activity implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC WASH. The consortium is working closely with government agencies, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the One WASH National Program, and regional and sub-regional governments.

USAID           PSi Ethiopia          WASH Ethiopia    Plan International     ANV   IRC Ethiopia

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We're all about partnership for impact

By: Anonymous —

IRC is all about partnership for impact and 2021 saw us create exciting new partnerships and consolidate existing ones.

IRC annual report cover photo 2021

Destination 2030: a vision of local, national and global impact and scale

2021 was the final year of our medium-term strategic plan (2017-21), and we ended it on an upbeat note when, in August, we cemented our Alliance with Water For People and launched our visionary Destination 2030 Strategy. The vision is clear: the passionate pursuit of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for all. Working together to drive exponential progress in the delivery of WASH, and guided by our shared Destination 2030 Strategy, we will serve 20 million, reach 200 million and change the system. By 2030 we will have radically increased our impact while tripling the annual investment in water and sanitation systems.

Leveraging partnerships and building new relationships in our partner districts

Destination 2030 is all about a shared commitment to scale, impact and change, with the delivery of services to everyone in our partner districts at its heart. Four years after launching the first district 'master plan' (in Asutifi North, Ghana, in March 2018) we continue to see the results that come from empowered local leadership and collective action around a shared vision of access for all. That original master plan has now been joined by 18 others, of which six were finalised, validated and approved by district leadership in 2021.

In Niger, our two partner districts are the only ones – out of 266 communes – to have master plans. Regular service level monitoring means that these district governments are also the only ones to base their decisions on accurate knowledge of WASH service levels in local health centres and schools. In Ghana, the work of implementing the master plan in Asutifi North district has led to the creation of the National Development Planning Commission's WASH Toolkit for the sector. And some districts, like Asutifi North, are on track to reach their entire population with safe water services by 2030. Other areas, like Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, are faced with continuous security challenges, and partners in these areas need to find new ways of working. In 2021, IRC and its partners started using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to pinpoint the location of vulnerable populations and identify ways to reach them.

The move towards more professionally managed rural water supplies continues. 2021 was also the year where we showed how important it is to deepen our relationships with utilities, in rural as well as urban areas. Professionally managed water services can contribute to overcoming common challenges related to rural water service provision, including low management capacity and performance of service providers, in order to ensure sustainable basic, and where possible, safely managed water services.

For example, in Uganda we formed a tri-partite partnership with the National Water and Sewerage Corporation and Kabarole District Local Government to extend a piped water system network to ensure 100% sustainable access to the 12,800 people living in Kabende sub-county. We also worked on influencing Burkina Faso's national utility, ONEA, to increase its focus on reaching people in small towns. This will include services for 10,000 people.

Other partnerships

Our new Partnership for WASH Systems in Africa with UNICEF and Water For People is strengthening national WASH systems in 19 countries in Africa. We do this by improving sector capacities, and knowledge management, advocating for systems change at national and regional levels and providing technical assistance in WASH systems strengthening to UNICEF country offices. An important part of this has been updating UNICEF's systems and finance courses on the Agora training platform together with our WASH Systems Academy.

This year, our WASH Systems Academy had 1,066 participants with 1,404 enrolments and 483 certificates. In Ethiopia we used the online WASH Systems Academy, together with in-person workshops, to tailor the course to the local context.

Public Development Banks are central to improving the financing of the water and sanitation sector, and it is only when the sector is strong that we can achieve SDG 6, the Paris Agreement objectives and enhance biodiversity protection. Building on studies conducted as part of our consultancy work, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) launched a Water Finance Coalition of Public Development Banks. IRC acts as the Secretariat of the coalition.

We also contributed to other partnerships, networks and global platforms including Agenda for Change, Millennium Water Alliance, Netherlands Water Partnership NGO Platform, Rural Water Supply Network, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), UN Water and Water Integrity Network. This included supporting the leadership of Agenda for Change to change its governance to one that puts country collaborations at the centre.

Challenges and what's next

As in every year, we faced challenges. Covid-19 tested our ability to work through sporadic lockdowns, while political conflict in many of our focus countries tested the resolve of our teams and the incremental improvement that lies at the heart of our systems strengthening approach.

The world is not on track to deliver its 2030 goals for safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation services to everyone. Efforts are confronted by a lack of high-level political vision and leadership in many countries. There are too few Swachh Bharats or Jal Jeevans, and too many countries and actors that still see providing a shared handpump or pit latrine as appropriate goals. They are not! Scaling the successes we've seen in our partner districts, especially the expansion of professionally and safely managed services, requires clear and strong political commitment not just to systems strengthening – but to profound systems change.

Triggering and supporting this change is at the heart of Destination 2030. It is also the reason for our continued support to key partnerships like Agenda for Change and Sanitation and Water for All. In order to widen and reinforce the network of likeminded partners committed to this change, we will host signature events in 2022 and 2023: All Systems Go Africa in Ghana in October 2022, and All Systems Connect in the Netherlands in May 2023. We hope you'll join us.

Read our Annual Report 2021, our Monitoring Report 2021 and our 2021 Financial Report for more highlights and details of our work.

IRC at a glance 2021

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Join the course ‘Market-Based Sanitation: The basics’

By: Verhoeven —

How do you go from open defecation and unsafe sanitation to reliable and sustainable services?

Opening slide WASH Systems Academy course on market-based sanitation

Making sure that even the simplest services are maintained depends on the ongoing collaboration of a complex network of individuals and organisations. It's about strengthening the systems (i.e., the actors and factors) needed to deliver sanitation services.

Market-Based Sanitation (MBS) interventions are a promising approach to addressing (a part) of the global sanitation challenge sustainably and at scale. It is particularly suitable in settings in which households use traditional unimproved pit latrines but do not yet have access to affordable products and services to build an improved sanitation facility.

In this course, Market-Based Sanitation refers to strengthening the private sector in delivering products and services for the construction of improved onsite sanitation facilities, and to increase the willingness of end users to invest in the construction, upgrade, and/or maintenance of a toilet.

The course brings together the latest thinking from around the world and has been developed by IRC, with the support of USAID Transform WASH, in collaboration with PSI and Water For People. It will equip you with insights and tools on the role of Market-Based Sanitation in creating the strong systems needed for universal and lasting sanitation services. The course is available as:

  • A free 12-hour online course on the WASH Systems Academy, ‘Market-Based Sanitation: The basics’ that is self-guided and self-paced.
  • On demand the online course can be customised and combined with structured online support, with webinars and group work or as part of a blended approach in a face-to-face training workshop. 
Course objectives

By the end of the training, you will have a good understanding of the role of Market-Based Sanitation as part of strong water and sanitation systems needed to realise universal and sustainable sanitation services. You will know:

  • What Market-Based Sanitation entails
  • Different approaches to applying Market-Based Sanitation
  • Market-Based Sanitation as an essential part of stronger WASH systems
The WASH Systems Academy

The WASH Systems Academy is collaborative online platform developed to assist water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals with the knowledge and tools to strengthen WASH systems. It now has over 3000 users from 110 countries. It is available on www.washsystemsacademy.org


 

About Transform WASH

USAID Transform WASH aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing market access to and sustained use of a broader spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a substantial focus on sanitation.

Transform WASH achieves this by transforming the market for low-cost quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at the community level, strengthening supply chains, and improving the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID Transform WASH is a USAID-funded activity implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC WASH. The consortium is working closely with government agencies, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the One WASH National Program, and regional and sub-regional governments

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USAID      PSi Ethiopia      ONE WASH Ethiopia  Plan International

  SNV     IRC Ethiopia

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Blended training for improving market-based sanitation in Ethiopia

By: Verhoeven —

New online course on market-based sanitation tested in blended learning session in Ethiopia.

Participants hard at work during the blended learning session in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

USAID Transform WASH has consistently worked to improve capacity for market-based sanitation in Ethiopia. As part of these efforts, a new online course was developed to introduce virtual learners to the topic. As part of testing the course, from the 10th to the 12th of May 2022, a blended training -- mixing online and in person learning -- was organised in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. The training was joined by 22 people from national and regional government offices (e.g., health and job creation), national training institutes (technical and vocational training centers and the Ethiopian Water Technology Institute), microfinance institutions (savings and credit associations and banks), and development partners.

Participants individually took the 12-hour online course, ‘’Market-Based Sanitation: The Basics,’’ then participated in face-to-face presentations by experts on key content of the online course followed by group discussions. 

Getting to grips with sanitation as a business and learning online

Participants had a very mixed background and level of experience with market-based sanitation. Most had never previously followed an online course. Some struggled on the first day with setting up an account on the online platform to access the course. They needed the support of the facilitators to get started and gain confidence in using the online platform during the first two days.

Participants expressed satisfaction with the mix of in-person support and online coursework. After completing each session, facilitators provided summary presentations, and participants actively joined in discussions. They discussed the implementation of market-based sanitation on the ground and shared best practices from different parts of the country.

After three days of blended training, 20 of the 22 participants completed the online course and earned their certificates. They found the self-study through the online course motivating because it enabled them to visualize their progress. It spurred them on to engage actively with the materials.

Reactions from participants

Participants liked the online content on market-based sanitation, especially experiences from around the globe presented in short texts, videos, and animations. The course provides additional resources as tools and manuals mixed with exercises and reflection in online forum discussions. The presentations by experts brought in more examples from the Ethiopian context, to which they could relate, and helped resolve issues. The lively group discussions allowed for further sharing of experiences with market-based sanitation.

‘The training developed my confidence. When I passed the tests online and earned the certificate, I felt so proud. I will now continue with other courses on the platform.’ Shitahun Yirsaw, Amhara Cooperative Agency

Participants also felt that using a blended learning approach made it easier to cascade and replicate the training at regional and district levels with their partners. Inviting other colleagues to follow the free online course will make it easier to pass on knowledge than by simply using a training manual.

‘The course taught me that sanitation is an untapped business opportunity for the jobless youths.’ - Dibaba Hordofa, Oromia job creation agency

‘Some of the challenges that I heard from small and micro-enterprises that benefited from the loan we provided for slab manufacturing are like enterprises in other countries, I understood from the course. This gives us confidence in providing loans even if there are problems’ – Bati Woldao, the Sinke bank.

About the course Market-based Sanitation: The Basics

This new 12-hour online course brings together the latest thinking from around the world on enabling the private sector to offer more products and services for improved and safely managed household sanitation. It has been developed by IRC, with the support of USAID Transform WASH, in collaboration with PSI and Water For People. The course aims to equip users with insights and tools on the role of market-based sanitation in creating the strong systems needed for universal and lasting sanitation services. 

By the end of the course, users will have a good understanding of the role of market-based sanitation as a key component of strong WASH systems, which are needed to realise universal, sustainable sanitation services. Users will know:

  • What market-based sanitation entails
  • Different approaches to applying market-based sanitation
  • Market-based sanitation as an essential part of stronger WASH systems

The online course is available for free on the WASH Systems Academy and is a self-paced and self-guided course. It can also be used in combination with webinars, group work, on the job support, or part of a 3-day workshop.

The online course ‘Market-Based Sanitation: The Basics’ is available for free on the WASH Systems Academy.

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About Transform WASH

USAID Transform WASH aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in Ethiopia by increasing market access to and sustained use of a broader spectrum of affordable WASH products and services, with a substantial focus on sanitation.

Transform WASH achieves this by transforming the market for low-cost quality WASH products and services: stimulating demand at the community level, strengthening supply chains, and improving the enabling environment for a vibrant private market.

USAID Transform WASH is a USAID-funded activity implemented by PSI in collaboration with SNV, Plan International, and IRC WASH. The consortium is working closely with government agencies, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, the One WASH National Program, and regional and sub-regional governments.

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Bangladesh gives more attention to WASH in upcoming census

By: Digbijoy —

WASH organisations successfully lobby to include more questions about WASH in the 2022 National Population and Housing Census.

Fieldworker inspects village latrine in Mujaffarabad, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Photo caption: Fieldworker inspects village latrine in Mujaffarabad, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Credit: IRC

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is conducting the Bangladesh National Population and Housing Census 2022. The data collection of the census will be done from 15-21 June, 2022. The last population and housing census was carried out in 2011. The census is usually conducted every 10 years. The present one was planned to be held in 2021 but delayed due to COVID-19. This is the first time the national population and housing census of Bangladesh is going to be conducted digitally.

WASH organisations collectively lobbied for BBS to put more focus on WASH issues in the census. Following the recommendations of WASH organisations, BBS has increased the number of WASH related questions in the households questionnaire of the census.

The household questionnaire in its present form has 14 questions. Four of them are related to WASH services. They are:

  • 8. What is the main source of drinking water in the household?
  • 9a.What type of toilet is being used by the household?
  • 9b. Is it for the household only or shared?
  • 9c. What type of handwashing facility is there in the household?

The questionnaire of the 2011 census had only 2 questions on WASH services. They were questions 8 and question 9a. The questions about shared latrines and handwashing facilities are new additions to this year's census.

Moreover, this is the first time BBS officially requested all the WASH organisations and CSOs to help with WASH related information in their respective areas during the data collection of the census. BBS made the request on 1 June 2022 in a letter (in Bengali) addressed to WaterAid, which acts as a representative of WASH organisations and networks in Bangladesh.

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Closure report ANAM WASH small grants for CSOs

By: awumbei —

Looking back at the Conrad N. Hilton funded small grants for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ghana.

Small grant winners and local dignitaries in Asutifi North District, Ghana

In 2021, IRC Ghana in collaboration with the Asutifi North District Assembly/partners with the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation instituted the Asutifi North Ahonedie Mpuntuo (ANAM) Small Grant Opportunity for CSOs in Asutifi North District.

This in order to get local civil society involved in the WASH master plan of the district as the role of CSOs is essential in improving WASH service delivery and sustaining water resources. The Small Grant Opportunity, therefore, aimed to support selected organisations with resources to develop advocacy initiatives in the following areas:

  • Sustaining behaviour change in hand hygiene beyond COVID-19
  • Improving access to WASH services for vulnerable and excluded populations including people with disabilities
  • Reduce inequalities in allocation of resources for WASH services
  • Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and sustainable Water Resources Management (WRM)
  • Improving gender equity and social inclusion in WASH.

The activities and achievements of the five winners are listed in the closure report (see resources below) as well as recommendations from CSOs to benefit more from grant opportunities like these in the future.

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Implementation of the ANAM WASH small grant for CSOs

By: Anonymous —

This report on the Small Grant Opportunity for CSOs in Asutifi North District in 2021. describes the process, the winners, their achievements and recommendations for similar future grants.

This report about the small grant competition for CSOs n Ghana's Asutifi North District describes the process, the winners, their achievements and recommendations for similar future grants.

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Resource mobilisation and implementation strategy of Shashamane WASH master plan

By: Anonymous —

The strategy document indicates the best ways to mobilise additional finance from the community, government, and partner NGOs.

The general objective of the resource mobilisation and implementation strategy is to provide a clear, and coordinated approach to soliciting, acquiring, and utilising available resources from public funding, development partners, philanthropists, private sector, and communities. This to ensure ensure sustainable resource availability for the implementation of the Shashamane WASH SDG master plan and indicate the pathway to mobilise additional resources necessary to translate the plan into an actionable document.

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Appel Ă  candidature pour les petites et moyennes entreprises WASH au Mali

By: Thera —

Soumettez votre candidature avant le 5 juin et saisissez cette opportunité de bénéficier d'une formation et d'un coaching intensifs pour votre entreprise WASH au Mali.

Banner saying Candidature

Le projet Dji Ni Sanya est un programme d’accĂ©lĂ©ration visant Ă  renforcer une dizaine de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PMEs) du secteur Eau et Assainissement au Mali. Ce programme, dĂ©coulant d’un partenariat entre Impact Hub Bamako, Crosswise Works, IRC et financĂ© par Aqua for All, se dĂ©roulera jusqu'en mars 2023 et offrira une formation et un coaching intensifs Ă  quatre niveaux: 

  • CompĂ©tences Entrepreneuriales
  • CompĂ©tences Techniques
  • AccĂšs Au MarchĂ© Et RĂ©seau
  • Gestion FinanciĂšre Et OpĂ©rationnelle
 Les critÚres de sélection

Votre entreprise a :

  • Au moins 2 ans ou plus d’existence ;
  • Un chiffre d’affaires minimum de 6 000 000 CFA par an ;
  • Entre 5 et 50 employĂ©s ;
  • ÉtĂ© officiellement enregistrĂ©e et est active dans le secteur WASH au Mali.

Tous les candidats doivent ĂȘtre en mesure de prendre part à des sessions de formation et de coaching d’aoĂ»t 2022 Ă  fĂ©vrier 2023. L’emploi de temps est estimĂ© Ă  une demi-journĂ©e par semaine en moyenne.

Le programme d’accĂ©lĂ©ration vise Ă  renforcer votre entreprise Ă  un niveau ou vous seriez prĂȘts d’accueillir vous-mĂȘmes des investissements. Dji Ni Sanya appuiera les entrepreneurs Ă  Ă©tablir des plans d’affaires pour leur croissance Ă  la maniĂšre professionnelle et mettra les meilleures entreprises en contact avec les investisseurs dans son rĂ©seau, Ă  la fin du programme. Vous seriez prĂȘts de vous prĂ©senter auprĂšs d’eux !

Une attention particuliĂšre est Ă©galement accordĂ©e Ă  l’impact environnemental, au genre et aux conditions d’emploi. Les entrepreneurs seront Ă©valuĂ©s sur leur potentiel de croissance de leur entreprise.

Les candidatures sont ouvertes jusqu’au dimanche 04 Juin 2022 à minuit GMT. Tous les candidats seront Ă©valuĂ©s sur la base de leurs rĂ©ponses dans ce formulaire de candidature, aprĂšs quoi les entreprises prĂ©sĂ©lectionnĂ©es seront contactĂ©es pour une interview physique. Le programme dĂ©marrera en aoĂ»t 2022 et se poursuivra jusqu’en mars 2023. L’offre de coaching, de soutien financier et d’évaluation sera basĂ©e sur les besoins d’apprentissage que vous aurez identifiĂ©s.

Les entreprises sélectionnées devront payer des frais de participation de 100.000 CFA par entreprise.

Le programme Dji Ni Sanya est censĂ© faire croĂźtre les PME WASH au Mali. Le Fonds mĂšnera Ă  un plan d’investissement concret fondĂ© sur les besoins de financement des entreprises. Chaque entreprise peut accĂ©der Ă  2 Ă  5 millions de CFA (+/- 3.000 € / 8.000 €). Le Fonds peut toutefois Ă©galement ĂȘtre utilisĂ© en partie pour financer une assistance technique supplĂ©mentaire qui est dĂ©finie comme des besoins dans le programme avec les participants soit individuellement ou collectivement, par exemple des activitĂ©s de formation supplĂ©mentaires.

N’attendez plus ! Allez sur le site de https://www.djinisanya.ml/ et postuler pour avoir la chance d’ĂȘtre parmi les 10 PMEs choisies !

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