Integrierte ländliche Entwicklung Wasser & Siedlungshygiene
“Boosting Integrated Rural Development (BIRD)”, a Red Cross Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project, aims to contribute to improved livelihood and reduced vulnerability of the rural population in Benishangul Gumuz in western Ethiopia.
Specific objective is the improved state of health based on reduction of water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases.
1) Rural population of the Asossa woreda and the Mao Komo special woreda in the Benishangul Gumuz region with particular attention to women and vulnerable groups.
2) Water user committees of the targeted communities.
3) Woreda water and health staff as well as MoH (Ministry of Health) Health Extension Workers benefiting from capacity building measures.
4) ERCS (Ethiopian Red Cross Society) community-based volunteers indirectly benefiting from capacity building measures.
The end beneficiaries are people living in rural areas of Asossa and Mao Komo special woreda (114.000 beneficiaries, being approximately 57.000 households). They are simultaneously involved in safe drinking water and water resource, sanitation, health and hygiene promotion activities.
1: Sustainable increase of access to safe drinking-water supply and improved sanitation as well as through good hygiene practices
2: Establishment of basic water resource monitoring and management in line with national efforts and in order to enable communities to use water for small scale productive purposes in a sustainable manner
3: Sustainability of project achievements through strong capacity of targeted beneficiaries, ERCS and local governmental staff and through targeted monitoring and evaluation as well as communication and visibility efforts.