Water and Sanitation Program - Africa Region (WSP-AF)

Contract partner: IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Country: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.050.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2006 End: 28.02.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

This proposal describes a three-year program of collaboration between WSP-Africa and ADA. and builds on and expands the successful collaboration of the past three years. Its aim is to assist certain Eastern Africa nations in their bid to meet the Millennium Development Goals for water supply and sanitation. The program allows WSP-Africa to further consolidate its process of expanding its operations in the continent in support of the MDG challenge.

The activities described in this proposal have four interlinked objectives:

" to strengthen WSP's ability to react quickly and flexibly to support clients and key regional institutions so that they can provide timely and relevant support to national and regional efforts to meet the MDGs (Core funding support to WSP-Africa) ;

" to specifically support sustainable development and delivery of WSS in small towns and rural growing centers;

" to strengthen the AMCOW sub-regions with a focus on Eastern Africa ;

" to support selected countries in Eastern Africa to strengthen coordination and develop effective roadmaps to reach the MDGs, with a specific emphasis on the design and implementation of effective national programs for sanitation and hygiene, in concert with their financial supporters.

Through this partnership WSP-Africa will deliver:

" Flexible support to regional institutions and reform processes in African countries (through core funding support to WSP-Africa):.

" Analysis and sharing knowledge on Water Supply and Sanitation service development and delivery in small towns, rural towns/trading centers (mainly in Uganda and Kenya).

" Support to the AMCOW sub-region

" Support to the development of National Hygiene and Sanitation MDG Programs in two focus countries (Ethiopia and Rwanda)

The project has promotion of Gender Equality as a significant goal since overall improvements provide proportionally higher benefits to women and children rather than men.

project number 2202-00/2006
source of funding OEZA
sector Wasserversorgung und sanitäre Einrichtungen
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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