Wiederansiedlung vertriebener Bevölkerung im Distrikt Kapchorwa/ Promoting Rainwater Harvesting Technology in Kapchorwa District

Contract partner: HORIZONT3000 - Österreichische Organisation für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 144.104,00 Project start: 01.01.2004 End: 31.03.2006

Short Description:

Overall goal

During the last decade the Government of Austria financed a resettlement project in Ngenge sub-county: 'Infrastructure Support for the Resettlement of Displaced Residents of Ngenge Sub-County; Housing Assistance Programme'. One of the main activities was to provide corrugated iron sheets for roofing (about 3,000 households) to resettled beneficiaries. With their own funds and contribution in kind, the beneficiaries managed to construct decent houses by starting simultaneously farming and income generating activities. Still, the availability of drinking water is a huge problem. This project is a logical continuation of the current project with the overall objective being to improve the living standards of rural communities within Kapchorwa District. The project is focusing on the implementation of· rainwater harvesting systems using the existing iron sheeted roofs · eco-sanitation.Appropriate living conditions also support peace and conflict prevention initiatives within a region, affected by cattle rustling. The resources will be used mainly (1) to strengthen the formerly displaced residents and to improve their living conditions/incomes; (2) to train the people in construction and maintenance of 5.000 litre water tanks on household level made from compressed cemented stabilized soil blocks (SSB); (3) to create awareness for improved health through access to improved drinking water quality; (4) to introduce appropriate technologies.

project number 1715-01/2003
source of funding OEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • 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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