Performance Improvement through Learning on Sanitation PILS N-Uganda

Contract partner: IRC - International Water and Sanitation CentreCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 350.000,00Project start: 01.10.2009End: 31.03.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

This project will support the District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committees (DWSCC) in three districts and six sub-counties to harmonise and coordinate strategies, approaches and technologies in sanitation and hygiene (San&Hyg).

The focus is on rural households and primary schools. It will therefore establish multi-stakeholder learning and capacity development platforms that are directly linked and accountable to the DWSCCs. Stakeholders include district and sub-county politicians, technocrats responsible for San&Hyg, local and international NGOs, and UN agencies active in the districts, as well as private sector and relevant local associations.

Lessons learned will be shared with local, national, regional and global level stakeholders in Sanitation & Hygiene. The project will conduct learning sessions for innovation in a changing institutional context.

The change from humanitarian to development aid is a main contextual characteristic. Capacity development, action-research, demonstration and performance monitoring will be included for all stakeholders at district, sub-county level and in selected communities.

In that way the project will contribute to an improved San&Hyg sector performance with higher cost-effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.

Expected results include:

- Significant changes in perceptions and attitudes on San&Hyg among stakeholders (in the context of a shift from humanitarian to development approaches mainly for returning Internally Displaced People)

- Improved stakeholders, coordination, harmonisation and collaboration

- capacities developed on San&Hyg among all stakeholders

- Pilot San&Hyg facilities constructed at households and at primary schools

- Increased capacities of San&Hyg sub-county staff and community school stakeholders

- Improved San&Hyg conditions in communities of the intervention area

project number2630-00/2009
source of fundingOEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
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