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Session SDM - kdwsp Sustainabilty experience presentation

  1. 1. Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Programme (KDWSP) Projects Sustainability Experience Presentation (Munyonyo, Kampala 13-15 April 2010) By Reuben Byomuhangi - Programme Coordinator ( [email_address] ) 256-772-524-139
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Mission: “Poverty Reduction through Sustainable Rural Water Supply, Sanitation promotion and Capacity Development” </li></ul><ul><li>KDWSP is a COU Faith Based Organisation operating in the SW Uganda and serves all people irrespective is religious affiliation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction cont’d. <ul><li>KDWSP is a rural water and sanitation programme, which has (in recent years) been providing a sustainable health improvement to over 22,780 beneficiaries per year in SW Uganda. </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 1986 and has grown over the years – Construction, Hygiene Promotion, On-going support, Capacity Dev’t and Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS & Environment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1 large GFS (20km) with 40 tapstands </li></ul><ul><li>10 Institutional Tanks of 20,000 litres </li></ul><ul><li>130 Ferrocement Tanks of 4,000 litres– of which 30 are for PLWHA (constructed by 100 trained women & 80 artisans). </li></ul><ul><li>400 Water Jars of 420 litres </li></ul><ul><li>100 Water Jars of 1,500 litres </li></ul>Annual Programme Activities
  5. 5. Annual Activities cont’d. <ul><li>10 Springs </li></ul><ul><li>100 Bio-sand filters </li></ul><ul><li>200 Sanplats </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Development – training in RWH and Integrated Development </li></ul><ul><li>Hygiene Promotion, O & M training </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current Partners <ul><li>Tearfund ( UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Tearfund ( Switzerland) </li></ul><ul><li>Tear Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Aqua 4 All </li></ul><ul><li>USAID </li></ul><ul><li>GoU, Samaritans Purse, Churches, Individuals </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sustainability <ul><li>In a bid to ensure long term sustainability: </li></ul><ul><li>There is a section within KDWSP with 3 staff members responsible for follow-up support. </li></ul><ul><li>The first sustainability seed is planted during the first phase of intervention, beginning with mobilizing community , Community and Church Leaders. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sustainability cont’d. <ul><li>Carry our baseline survey together and discuss baseline findings in a meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Community decides where to go, they own what they commit themselves to. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning the implementation process is done with community and each party takes what it is responsible for. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sustainability cont’d. <ul><li>Training of communities, working out action plans together and arranging study tours to success story communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Training Scheme attendants during gravity flow scheme construction and are responsible for minor repairs; they seek support only for major repairs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sustainability cont’d. <ul><li>Facilitates formation and training of water user & tap stand committees and resident monitoring teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Trains committees in record keeping (registers 4 WU), accountability and encourages WATSAN to report on what was collected & its management at AGM . </li></ul><ul><li>Community elects New Committees after every 2 years; re-election of a member only when the individual has performed. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sustainability cont’d. <ul><li>Mobilizes communities to formulate and enforce bye-laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes refresher trainings to bridge gaps of members who die, migrate or lose interest in community projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes Inter-house, Inter-spring and Inter-gravity competitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages collection of user fee which is controlled by WATSAN to buy spares and pay scheme attendants. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sustainability cont’d. <ul><li>Practices of Hand washing and proper disposal of excreta have strengthened sustainability efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking & Collaboration with Local Government, Church Leaders and District Extension Staff; (involve all stakeholders) </li></ul><ul><li>At commissioning projects are handed over to Chairperson Local Council III. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Impact of the Approach <ul><li>The first gfs constructed over 20 years ago are still functional. </li></ul><ul><li>In Rutare, part of the cost recovery fund is loaned out for interest – increases the user fund and house hold incomes through small scale businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Some players who work with KDWD closely are adopting approach aspects. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Challenges <ul><li>Poverty levels are high and have effect on grass-root resource mobilisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Some players in the sector do not regard follow-up support as important. </li></ul><ul><li>Miss contribution from illiterate members who would be potential leaders in their communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Paradox of need against partner concepts and priorities; that going back is not very necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping water user committees motivated; they are not salary earners yet they invest a lot of time. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Since billions of dollars/pounds are spent on installation of water facilities every year, implementers should invest in soft ware as well; bodies that part with their hard earned cash want to see benefits of their support enjoyed over the designed project life. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability considerations post construction may not be fruitful; rather during early phases of implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Investing in software is worth undertaking; all stakeholders ought to appreciate this argument. </li></ul>

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