Mobile4Water Project Partners
M4W provides a place where policy makers and implementer engage and collect evidence for what works in communities. The project aims at improving the functionality of rural water points through actionable and timely information. The districts where implementation has been carried out include Arua, Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kabarole, Masindi, Amuria, and Lira. Over 8,000 water points are being monitored. These include Shallow wells, deep boreholes, protected springs and Public taps. The M4W project received seed funding from African Transparency and Technology Initiative (ATTI - to SCIT, SNV Uganda and WaterAid in Uganda that joined the consortium later through EU contribution.. The project commenced in July 2011 and is being implemented by the partners below:
Mobile4Water Project Partners
Water Aid Uganda
WaterAid has been operating in Uganda since 1983. Over the years WaterAid Uganda has evolved a holistic approach in its work, with greater emphasis on community participation and sanitation education. In its infancy WaterAid's implementation of water supply schemes in Uganda involved little community involvement, sanitation promotion or hygiene education. In 1995, with the realisation that community involvement and a more comprehensive programme of sanitation and hygiene education increases project effectiveness, WaterAid changed the focus of its activities towards supporting local community based organizations (CBOs) to implement integrated water, sanitation and hygiene project.
The Triple-S initiative is about taking the best international thinking available, combining it with extensive Ugandan knowledge and expertise, and adapting it to the situation on the ground. There is a lot that Ugandan water sector is doing well, and Triple-S is taking these positive examples to other countries. The challenge for Uganda is to identify and address the gaps and the obstacles that are holding the country back from achieving and sustaining 100% coverage. Triple-S is facilitating this process with staff from the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), district water personnel, private operators, NGOs, users, local politicians and opinion leaders. This means looking at everything from financing mechanisms to improved back-up support and spare parts availability. It also means looking at where and how to invest sector resources to achieve sustainable benefits, a particularly important objective in light of declining sector investment.
SNV Uganda
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is an international not-for-profit development organisation with a global presence in 38 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV started working in Uganda in 1989. Today, SNV has expanded its work in Uganda to 98 districts. SNV's mission is grounded in the principle that all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, should have the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. That's why we believe in inclusiveness as an essential feature of lasting developmental success. Finding solutions that address local needs means adopting demand-driven and affordable approaches that are tailored to fit the local context and informed by a robust global knowledge base. We work hand-in-hand with local communities to create enabling environments that promote lasting solutions to their challenges. Our advisory services are in line with international and Ugandan policies and are tailored for specific organisations and districts
IRC International
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is a knowledge-focused NGO with a vision and a mission. We work with a worldwide network of partner organisations in order to achieve equitable and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. IRC's roots are in advocacy, knowledge management and capacity building. The organisation was founded in 1968. IRC is involved in a number of projects with a variety of partners, with different funding mechanisms and with different life spans. All projects are contributing to the overall aim of facilitating the sharing, promotion and use of knowledge to improve the long-term effectiveness of development work in the water supply and sanitation sector. The projects listed in this folder are ones in which IRC is one of the leading partners.
Ministry Of Water and Environment
The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) has the responsibility for setting national policies and standards, managing and regulating water resources and determining priorities for water development and management. It also monitors and evaluates sector development programmes to keep track of their performance, efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery. MWE has three directorates: Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM), Directorate of Water Development (DWD) and the Directorate of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The mandate of the MWE regarding sanitation and hygiene activities is stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by MoH, MoES, and MWE. The role of MWE is limited to development of public sanitary facilities and promotion of good practices of hygiene and sanitation in small towns and rural growth centres. The mandate of MTTI covers water use and management of industries, commerce, wildlife and tourism. The mandate of MEMD is water use and management for hydropower generation.
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M4w Partners