Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery in Pader District, Northern Uganda (Call)
In Northern Uganda conflict has ended. Displaced people left camps for their areas of origin. The need to support them with basic infrastructure and services is enormous. Clean water and save sanitation are required most urgently.
This project's goal is sustainable access to safe water supply and basic sanitation for formerly displaced people in 7 sub-counties in Pader district by establishing accountable and sustainable mechanisms for effective service delivery for water, sanitation and hygiene. The project will be implemented in partnership with the District Water Office (DWO).
" Functional and sustainable water & sanitation service delivery
" Improved access to safe water supply
" Improved levels of sanitation and hygiene
" Efficient community based management and information systems
The target group are women and men in the Local Council secretariats, Water User Committees/Village Health Teams, Parish Sanitation Committees, Sub County WASH committees and the DWO, who all are often inexperienced and lacking skills. The connections between them are weak, resulting in poor coordination and service delivery. The links between these groups and the DWO are non-existent. The problems experienced by the community relate to poor service delivery for water facilities and inadequate knowledge of good health, hygiene and sanitation practices.
The project activities are capacity assessments of local government structures, targeted intensive training, construction/rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities and support to district information management.
The project will support operation and maintenance activities and the construction of new water facilities and latrines through the DWO and sub-county WASH committees. The activities will be monitored by Concern, DWO staff and a community representative. This methodology is modelled on Concern's previous projects which have successfully supported the decentralisation process in those districts.