Water aid in mali plan 2010 2015

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Water aid in mali plan 2010 2015

  1. 1. WaterAid in Mali Approved Country Strategy 2010 - 2015 Short version WaterAid Water and Sanitation for all Vision: WaterAid’s vision is a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
  2. 2. Cover picture: Mariam Coulibaly drinking water at the rehabilitated well, Simba East Photo credit: Charlie Bibby 2
  3. 3. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Content Executive summary Introduction and background to the Country Programme Key strategic dates of WaterAid in Mali Lessons learnt Sustainable human development, water and sanitation overview Monitoring and evaluation Sector analysis Our strategic options Country Programme objectives and indicators Our intervention areas 3
  4. 4. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Mission: WaterAid transforms lives by improving the access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision makers to maximise our impact. 4
  5. 5. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Women of Orosségou, village of the rural commune of Koporona, Mopti region. Since the intervention of WaterAid and its partner NGO ARAFD, women have had more time to deal with their income generating activities. Promotion of good practices of hygiene activities have significantly improved the life of the community. 27Fatoumata Togo, 27-year, is filtering water from the new wells . Photo credit: WaterAid Abdourahmane . C 5
  6. 6. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Executive summary With 30 out of 100 people without access to safe water and 76 out of 100 without adequate sanitation, Mali is not on track to meet its MDG targets of 80 and 60% respectively for water and sanitation by 2015. Upon implementation of WaterAid in Mali’s 2006-2010 Country strategy paper, over 360 000 vulnerable people were provided with access to safe water and adequate sanitation services. The 2010-2015 Country Strategy aims to support a further 415. 000 people in 23 Local Governments to have access to these basis services. The Country Programme has shifted and focused on new approaches including, Community Led Total Sanitation –CLTS, Equity and Inclusion –E&I, Local Governance and Water Resources Management –WRM. Though a great deal of achievements were recorded, some challenges exist around documentation, monitoring and evaluation. « WaterAid is inclusive in all that we do, setting a priority on working with the most marginalised people and other marginalised groups. We believe that people should have a strong influence in decisions that affect their lives and that communities should be active in the planning and the implementation of work for it to be successful. The needs and voices of the communities we work with, our staff, volunteers, partners and stakeholders, shape our policy and practices» The 2010-2015 Country Strategy is expected to focus on the above highlighted areas, addressing issues such as sustainability, learning, rights of access to water and sanitation and talent management. The social and political environment in Mali provides a conducive framework to implement our new Country Strategy. However, the sector faces a number of challenges, including the ineffectiveness of the rights to water and adequate sanitation to citizens, inadequate mainstreaming of E&I in development programmes , inadequacy of funding and dependency towards foreign aid, ineffective transfer of resources to Local Governments and finally, the limited skills Woman collecting water at a traditional well, Simba East, Mali of the key sector stakeholders. Photo credit: Charlie Bibby Financial Times Hawa Guindo fetching water at the water station. Photo credit: Lotta Ljungberg 6
  7. 7. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Children raising their hands to volunteer to come and speak about hygiene practices at school. Photo credit: Charlie Bibby F.T To address the above challenges, the Mali country programme has developed the following objectives which align with the global aims: (i) enable vulnerable people to claim their rights to water and sanitation; (ii) develop the sector capacity; (iii) promote sector policies and practices in other sectors such as health and education. The partners of WaterAid in Mali will continue to be seven local implementing NGOs, five Civil Society Organisations and 23 Local Governments in five regions of the country, but will also include the health and education departments. 6.2 billion XoF is the total estimated budget over the next five years. The implementation of the new Country Strategy will require the development of human resources. As a result, employment will increase from 18 to 21 staff, including new skills. Focus will be placed on supporting stakeholders to develop an efficient Monitoring and Evaluation system implemented by the local Technical Units. GAS and PROMISE will be the internal management tools to manage and monitor financial and programme work. In addition to the regular partner monitoring, quarterly joint visits will be organised to involve various players. Midterm reviews and a final evaluation are also planned. WaterAid promotes accountability to everyone involved in our work. We believe that organisations providing water and sanitation, including government, donors and service providers, should be accountable, responsive and transparent. We aim to set the highest standards of professionalism and expertise in everything that we do to ensure that our work is responsive, effective, transparent and sustainable. 7
  8. 8. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Introduction and background to the Country Programme The Mid Term Review (MTR) of the 20062011 Country Strategy has highlighted the need for the following: support vulnerable people to claim their rights to safe water and sanitation; develop sector capacity and promote the water and sanitation policies and practices towards other sectors including health and education. Key strategic dates of WaterAid in Mali 1999Pilot phase : 1999-2003 Urban work 2 partners 2 projects 1 Local Government • • • • 20031st CSP: 2003-2006 • • • • • Urban work Work extended to rural 4 partners 4 projects 3 LGs 20062nd CSP: 2006-2011 • Engagement with other partners • Advocacy (End Water Poverty) • Decentralised WASH services • Local Governance • CLTS • Equity & Inclusion • Integrated Water Resources Management -IWRM • Promoting low cost technologies • Learning • Experience documentation & sharing • 7 partners • 17 projects • 23 LGs Lessons learnt Key lessons learnt from implementing the previous CSP have guided the new Country Strategy. ommunityCommunity-Led Total Sanitation - CLTS WaterAid in Mali learnt in implementing CLTS that, to achieve the expected change, there is an absolute need to customise/ contextualise the approach and consider the social and cultural barriers. Rights/Equity & Inclusion Policies exist but effectiveness of the rights to WASH remains a big issue. To promote this right, we need to understand the social and cultural context which thwarts its implementation. So, strategic partnerships are needed with organisations with expertise on rights and local Disabled People’s Associations. Sustainability Ownership of the Framework by staff and partners is the pre condition for its effective implementation. To sustain our work, an exit strategy and sustainability mechanisms are needed. A child drinking water from the WaterAid-funded tapstands in Nafadji. Photo credit: Charlie Bibby /Financial Times 8
  9. 9. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Sustainable human development, water and sanitation overview Financing Overall, the percentage of national budget allocated to the sector is low at 4% and 0.433% respectively for water and sanitation (Finance Act 2009). But compared to 2007 figures of 2.2% and 0.22% for water and sanitation, this is commendable progress. Public intervention on WASH issue during WaterAid’s field visit. Photo credit: WaterAid Adama S. Sector Coordination The development and availability of the PROSEA –Water and Sanitation document is a great progress and success. However, sector coordination remains a donor-driven approach. Some opportunities to improve sector coordination include the sector review and the CPS (Water and Sanitation planning Unit) created in 2000. Institutional capacities and arrangements The recent institutional reform of the water sector has led to the creation of two separate entities to develop and manage water in urban settings. These are « SOMAGEP » for safe water supply and « SOMAPEP » in charge of managing the assets. The rural water supply remains under the remit of DNH - National Water Directorate. 9
  10. 10. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Monitoring and evaluation Sector analysis Data collection and analysis are the challenges in sector Monitoring. Indeed, despite the availability of a data base (SYGMA), information on water is yet to be reliable. On sanitation, an operational information system is missing. That’s why WaterAid in Mali has engaged to support the sector to get trustworthy data which will feed SYGMA as well as the sanitation information system. Data collection Data analysis Decision making Feedback Data collection, compilation, analysis Planning Decision making Reporting /feedback IPs Communities LGs M&E system GAS/ PROMISE Region /ID / UK Donors Other CPs Governments Other stakeholders WaterAid is passionate champion of safe water, sanitation and reducing poverty. We aim to inspire, share and spread this passion, encouraging everyone to join us in transforming the lives of people without water and sanitation WAM Data compilation, analysis Decision making Reporting /feedback Learning products Consolidation Lessons learning Institutionally, for the current Country Strategy, WaterAid will work with the national Assembly, Local Governments’ High Council and the Social Economic and Cultural Council. As for the state agencies, the CP will engage with DNACPN-national sanitation and hazards Directorate; DNH-National Water Directorate, DNS- National Health Directorate; DNCT- National Local Governments Directorate and DNEBAnational Directorate for literacy and basic education. In terms of the private sector, the Country Programme intends to step up its cooperation with the newly established bodies in charge of developing and managing water and assets. Existing partnership with CREE –Water and Electricity regulation Commission will also be strengthened. Also, partnerships with research and training institutions such as ENI, CREPA,2iE and WEDC will be consolidated. 10
  11. 11. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Our strategic options It is hard work pushing the wagon with the heavy plastic containers on the stony roads in the area. Mayi and Assan Diarra cooperate most mornings. Based on analysis and lessons learnt, our strategic areas are as follows. Photo credit: Lotta Ljungberg Sector blockages Slow transfer of responsibilities to Local Governments; • Weak M&E systems • Low spending capacity • CSOs’ low capacity to engage in advocacy work; • Insufficient integration of water and sanitation in other sectors; • Low sector funding • Lack of appropriate technologies; • High cost of infrastructures; • Insufficient knowledge of rights. • Strategic orientations Promote local project ownership and financial decentralisation • Assist in designing and improving/upgrading national and local M&E systems • Support the ongoing shift towards DBS in 2012 • Independence/autonomy of Civil Society Organisations • Promote the vital role of water and sanitation in national development • Support the resource mobilisation for the benefit of the sector • Support current efforts promoting the low cost technologies • Capacity building and dissemination of policies / Expand the strategic partnership framework. • The water and sanitation crisis will only be solved by collaborative action. WaterAid in Mali’s work with other organisations, communities, staff and supporters values their diversity. WaterAid in Mali’s working style is cooperative and collaborative. 11
  12. 12. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 At WaterAid in Mali, learning is central to our practice. We continually evolve and make sure that our work is sustainable, innovative, relevant and effective. Aim 2: Country Programme objectives and indicators • • • Direct budget support Support to M&E systems Local project ownership Capacity building • Aim 3: Aim 1: • • Promote rights to WASH Service delivery • • • Water and sanitation in education and health sectors Multi-sector partnership Prioritise WASH in local and national plans Aim 4 • • Develop human resources Leadership development Photos credit: WaterAid 12
  13. 13. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Our intervention areas Bambara Maoude Gossi WaterAid in Mali will keep working with the 23 Local Governments (15 rural and 8 urban) which were identified by the last Country Strategy following these three criteria: poverty profile as indicated by national statistics (over 70% people in rural areas are poor); disease incidence (guinea worm, onchocerciasis); low water and sanitation coverage (mainly in rural areas). WaterAid in Mali will strengthen its current work in both rural and urban areas, carry out a mapping of urban poverty to help the Country Programme adequately cover all communities in relevant Local Governments. Gao Ansongo Commune I Commune II Commune III Commune IV Commune V Commune VI Kemeni Niala Touna Mondoro Koro Koporona Dandougou Fakala 13
  14. 14. 2010Short version of WaterAid in Mali Strategy: 2010-15 Contact us WaterAid in Mali ACI 2000 Hamdallaye, Bamako 03 BP 97 20- 29– 54— Tel: (223) 20- 29– 54—50 Fax: (223) 20- 29—54—51 20- 29—54— info@wateraidEmail: info@wateraid-mli.org WaterAid UK 4747- 49 Durham Street London SE11 5JD Email: wateraid@wateraid.org Site web: www.wateraid.org AMASBIF Diélibougou, Bamako BP. 1539 20- 24—53— Tel: (223) 20- 24—53—44 Email: amasbif@cefib.com RJEPA ACI 2000 Hamdallaye, Bamako BP. 97 20- 29– 54— Tel: (223) 20- 29– 54—50 20- 29—54— Fax: (223) 20- 29—54—51 ADDA Torokorobougou, Bamako Tel: (223) 20 28 63 16 Email: addamali1@yahoo.fr CNCN-CIEPA/WASH Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Bamako Rue 316 Porte:170 BP:97 Tel: (223) 20 22 34 79 Cel:76436657/76021850 Email: cnciepa@yahoo.fr Implementing partners ARAFD Badalabougou SEMA 1 RUE 72 PORTE N°245 BP. 2401 TÉL. : 20 22 75 89 mail: E-mail: arafd@cefib.com Site web: www.arfd.new.fr ALPHALOG Badalabougou Sema GEXCO, Bamako BP. 1881 Tel: (223) 20 22 84 40 Email: alphalog@afribone.toolnet AMEPPE Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Bamako Rue 426 Porte 58 20- 29—06— Tel: (223) 20- 29—06—56 Email: ameppe@sotelma.net.ml AMPDR Lafiabougou, Bamako BP. 5272 20- 29—20— Tel: (223) 20- 29—20—03 Email: ampdr@yahoo.com JIGI Lafiabougou, Bamako Rue 410, Porte 296 2015— Tel: (223) 20- 29 -15—81 Email: ongjigi@afribone.net.ml CAEPHA Hamdallaye ACI 2000, Bamako Rue 316 Porte:170 BP:97 Tel: (223) 20 22 34 79 Cel:79 42 22 75/76 46 65 26 Email: caepha@yahoo.fr GP/EHA Badialan II Ex Cinéma ABC BP: E 4861 Tel: (223) 20 22 41 63 14
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  16. 16. WaterAid transforms lives by improving the access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision makers to maximise our impact. WaterAid au Mali 03 BP 97. Street 432 G. 1122 Hamdallaye Zone ACI 2000 Bamako Rep of Mali Tél.: (+223) 20 29 54 50 Fax: (+223) 20 29 54 50 Email: Mali@wateraid.org Site Web: www.wateraid.org/mali 16

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