Improving Water Supply Sustainability - Northern Uganda (IWAS) - Call for Proposals
The project contributes to improved Functionality and Sustainability of Rural Water Supply in Northern Uganda, where a devastating civil war ravaged until 2007.
It combines a process purpose, i.e. to operationalise and strengthen the O&M system at district and sub-county level, with a result purpose, i.e. to increase functionality of rural water points.
Activities will be implemented in four districts of Northern Uganda. In Lira, Dokolo and Alebtong the project will cover 3 years, but in Apac only one, as there are good prospects for linking up to an emerging initiative of another donor.
The project supports local government by improving capacities of district staff and establishes local Water and Sanitation Committees (WSCs). It also builds on the Sub-county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards and Hand Pump Mechanic Associations.
It will include the political level in the interventions and influence sector performance through improved learning.
An initial baseline study will select 4 Sub-counties per district, where activities will be focused. One set of activities empowers political leaders and district staff to play a stronger role in functionality, through training, accompaniment and mentoring approaches, implemented by local partners on the ground. This is then further rolled down to the Sub-county extension staff, who are supported to facilitate the establishment and strengthening of WSCs. A complementary set of activities aims to the Operation & Maintenance system going.
SNV will use its Local Capacity Building approach and work with one local organisation in each of the 4 districts in order to reach 250,000 water users through the establishment and strengthening of 1,000 Water Source Committees. This projet contributes substantially to increase functionality of rural water supply facilities to between 75 and 83% in 2017 in the 4 selected districts in northern Uganda.