Timeyin Uwejamomere: WaterAid Workshop, 23 May 2013

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Development Workshop Angola received a high-level mission from
WaterAid during the week of 20th to 25th of May 2013 to consolidate a
partnership program between the two organisations to work in Angola.
The WaterAid team was lead by Timeyin Uwejamomere WA's Urban Technical Support Manager from London and Rosaria Mabica WA's Country Program Director from Mozambique.

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  • Background WaterAid began work in Jigawa in 2004 in Rural WSS In September 2007, WaterAid – EC contract for intervention in 12 Small towns in Enugu and Jigawa States: To promote a coordinated, sustainable and cost effective approach to accelerating the achievement of the MDGs for water and sanitation in the rapidly emerging small towns in Nigeria by 2012 Co-funding of €3,900,083.87 at a ratio of 3:1 (EU:WA) In turn WA signed an MOU with States to provide 75% of project funds with state stakeholders contributing 25% of cost, as follows: State – 15 % Local Government – 10% Communities – 5% State Government is responsible for establishing and seeing to the functioning of a Small Towns Unit Context 219 small towns in state , defined as communities with 5,000 – 20,000 people The programme will be working in 6 small towns Selected through a competitive demand responsive approach with facilitation by the steering committee in 3 WANG focal LGA   Project objectives: To provide access to safe sanitation for 6 small towns in Jigawa state using the CLTS methodology by 2012 Small Towns models adopted and replicated in all existing small towns in Jigawa State by March, 2015 The capacity of LGAs, RUWASSA and STOWA built to effectively monitor projects implemented in the state using the M&E framework by March, 2013 To improve the capability of WASU and CSO partners to deliver on key issues within the State and LGA by March, 2013 To pilot Community Based Water Resources Management in 6 small towns and lobby for the adoption and replication by the state government by March, 2013 Programme Approach Citizen engagement Community Led Total Sanitation Water Resources Management Demand Responsive Approach Local Millennium Development Goal Initiative   Implementation Partners Water Users Associations – project operation & management LGA councils’ WASH Units (Gumel, Sule Tankarkar and Maigatari) – direct project delivery Small Towns Water and Sanitation Agency (STOWA) – building capacity, project coordination State Ministry of Water Resources – policy development; leadership; M&E practices; innovation, approaches & shared learning Network of CSO in water and sanitation, Jigawa chapter (NEWSAN) – soft component of the programme How did we get here? Self selection of 8 (or 9) communities from 3 LGAs to implement replicable water schemes Planning meeting – set activities’ target, jto enable the attainment of a common ground and prompt implementation Finance officers training – to ensure understanding of accounting system Meetings with Community Leaders, Traditional Chiefs and Political Leaders Training on community management issues for selected communities Formation of Water Consumer Associations (WCAs) to manage the schemes Trigger on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) & commitment to achieve Open Defecation Free status by December, 2011 Programme direct outputs Development of state water policy Small towns water schemes – in 8 small towns in 3 LGAs Construction of model school latrine and incinerators for refuse disposal by STOWA Capacity building – Community, LGAs, STOWA & other MDAs
  • Strategic Engagements Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochepke, on assumption of office requested a meeting with WANG Country Representative in October 2011 WANG joined the rest of the world to celebrate both the Global Handwashing Day and the World Toilet Day A courtesy visit to the Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochepke, to present the Flagship Report “Off track, off target” provided a forum to: Discuss a proposal for a 3 rd Party Monitoring and Evaluation of Government WASH Projects in Nigeria; and Reinforce the importance of Nigeria’s attendance at the SWA/HLM and representation by both the Ministers of Finance and Water Resources A National Steering Committee was inaugurated by the Water Resources Minister to lead Nigeria’s participation in the SWA/HLM in December 2011 SWA Secretariat invited Minster of Finance to present Keynote Address at HLM, drafted by WANG WANG supported the development of Keynote Speech & national documents for SWA/HLM Nigeria delegation committed to hosting a Inter-ministerial workshop to develop country action plan for WASH resulting in the Presidential Summit on Water hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2013 Presidential Summit on Water issued a communiqué with key action points from SWA/HLM and WANG campaign calls such : a policy that ensures 5% of the Annual Budgets would be dedicated to the Water Sector through a “Water Emergency Fund” a meeting between the Federal Government and Governors’ Forum to articulate and adopt a collective and mutually acceptable solution to sector challenges Joint Sector Review to: track funds invested, ensure transparency, and serve as an incentive for collaboration between the government, private sector and development partners an urgent action to ensure effective capacity building in the sector Nigeria delegation committed to hosting a Inter-ministerial workshop to develop country action plan for WASH resulting in the Presidential Summit on Water hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2013 Presidential Summit on Water issued a communiqué with key action points from SWA/HLM and WANG campaign calls such : a policy that ensures 5% of the Annual Budgets would be dedicated to the Water Sector through a “Water Emergency Fund” a meeting between the Federal Government and Governors’ Forum to articulate and adopt a collective and mutually acceptable solution to sector challenges Joint Sector Review to: track funds invested, ensure transparency, and serve as an incentive for collaboration between the government, private sector and development partners an urgent action to ensure effective capacity building in the sector Nigeria delegation committed to hosting a Inter-ministerial workshop to develop country action plan for WASH resulting in the Presidential Summit on Water hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2013 Presidential Summit on Water issued a communiqué with key action points from SWA/HLM and WANG campaign calls such : a policy that ensures 5% of the Annual Budgets would be dedicated to the Water Sector through a “Water Emergency Fund” a meeting between the Federal Government and Governors’ Forum to articulate and adopt a collective and mutually acceptable solution to sector challenges Joint Sector Review to: track funds invested, ensure transparency, and serve as an incentive for collaboration between the government, private sector and development partners an urgent action to ensure effective capacity building in the sector
  • Timeyin Uwejamomere: WaterAid Workshop, 23 May 2013

    1. 1. Maximising our impact – NigeriaTimeyin UwejamomereTechnical Support Manager - Urban
    2. 2. Presentation Overviewwww.wateraid.org• Nigeria Country Programme context• Building evidence, winning legitimacy –Jigawa State• Think Global, Act Local – our role inSanitation and Water for All
    3. 3. Nigeria Country Programme context• Nigeria:– Population estimated 160 million– Federation of 36 states across 6 geo-political regions– Water coverage: 58%– Sanitation coverage: 31%• WaterAid Nigeria:– Started working in Nigeria in 1994– Work in 6 states, 5 geo-political regions– Plans 2013/14: 178,000 water and 409,000 sanitation– Budget 2013/14: £3,810,000www.wateraid.org
    4. 4. A bit of geography...www.wateraid.org
    5. 5. Our programme approachwww.wateraid.orgAnalysisService deliveryAdvocacy InfluenceTransformativechange atscale
    6. 6. Building evidence, winning legitimacy –Jigawa StateJigawa State – North WestZone– 4.35m with growth rate of 2.9%– 70% live below poverty line– Civil society poorly developed– 79.4% access to sources ofdrinking water– 21.8% access to householdsanitation– About 49%, particularly womenand children, suffer from waterrelated diseaseswww.wateraid.org
    7. 7. Jigawa State programme• Emphasis on demonstration and models ofdelivery (water and sanitation) for replication• Influencing Government to adopt at scale• Working in 6 small towns• Multi-stakeholder partnerships, strong citizenengagement• Community-led total sanitation, waterresources managementwww.wateraid.org
    8. 8. www.wateraid.orgSanitationsituation beforeand afterintervention
    9. 9. www.wateraid.orgWater situationbefore and afterintervention
    10. 10. Transformative change – what the Governmenthas achieved• Plans to translate the state WASH policy into thelocal language (Hausa) to increase its awarenessand acceptability which will in turn promotewide adoption• Replication of WaterAid model of small towns &funding the establishment of WCAs (WaterConsumer Associations) in 102 small towns in theState• Upgrading of WASH units into departments in allLGAs• Increased water and sanitation funding for WASHMDA’s (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) –over N2.4b in 2012• Rehabilitation of over 100 schools (plan for allschools) and ensure safe WASH services in theeducation sectorwww.wateraid.org
    11. 11. Think Global, Act Local – our role inSanitation and Water for All• ‘Unintended benefit’ from credible programmes(e.g. Jigawa) – invited to meet Minister of WaterResources• Working with Government to engage andprepare for High Level Meeting April 2012• Securing Minister of Finance role as Key NoteSpeaker at the HLM on behalf of AfricanGovernmentswww.wateraid.org
    12. 12. www.wateraid.orgWorking ‘behind thescenes’ – meetings andon-going work withMinister of WaterResources and Ministerof FinanceInfluencing ‘in action’
    13. 13. www.wateraid.orgHigh level returns...Governmentcommitment to sectortransformation and toglobal partnerships forwater and sanitation
    14. 14. Q&Aswww.wateraid.org

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