European Union-Mellinium Development Goals – Initiative Project

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The Project ‘Support to the Water Supply and Sanitation Development in Small Towns and Rural Growth Centers’ under the European Union’s MDG Initiative will provide access to safe water supply and sanitation for approximately 350,000 people and a design population of 630.000.

The Project is implemented by the Government of Uganda with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) assuming the monitoring and supporting roles as Delegatee of the EU.

It is designed to achieve a significant contribution to the achievement of MDG target 7.C – halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation – in Uganda.

Expected results

  • Access to safe piped water supply for at least 350,000 people (equivalent to a design population of 630,000, considering a 20 years population scenario) in line with national standards in terms of service quality, quantity and distance as well as water quality and source protection;
  • Adequate sanitation for the same target population, by achieving 100% latrine coverage (this being one of the community obligations), promoting the improvement of sanitation facilities through an incentive scheme, and improving the environmental health situation by constructing public toilets and sludge treatment facilities;
  • Sustainable and efficient functionality of the new water & sanitation infrastructure, to be ensured by appropriate arrangements for operation &maintenance and cost recovery.

Project Duration

The overall duration of the Project is 5.5 years, consisting of an implementation period of 4 years followed by a closure period of up to 18 month. The delegation Agreement EU-ADA and Bilateral Agreement ADA-GoU for the support through the Joint Partnership Fund signed in December 2012 indicating the start of the project.

Project Activities

Activities related to expected result 1 – piped water supply systems

Activities follow the WSDF project cycle, according to the WSDF Operations Manual

  • Screening, verification, evaluation and ranking of submitted project applications
  • Final funding decision by Steering Committee
  • Advocacy, community mobilization and sensitization, including specific targeting of women
  • Baseline surveys (gender disaggregated, including sanitation & hygiene baseline and socio-economic assessment/willingness to pay)
  • Fulfilment of community obligations (formation of water and sanitation boards/committees, land acquisition, sanitation improvements)
  • Feasibility (where applicable) and design studies, surveys, environmental screening
  • Presentation of designs to the beneficiaries for comments
  • Construction of water supply facilities, construction supervision
  • Technical commissioning, test running and handover
  • Operator training and preparation of operation manuals

Activities related to expected result 2–improved sanitation

Preparatory activity:

  • Identification of affordable technical options for improved sanitation facilities at household level corresponding to MDG criteria incl. required capacity development
  • Development of detailed implementation concept for the ISH strategy, including the viability of smart incentives and private sector involvement.

WSDF project cycle, according to the WSDF Operations Manual

  • Advocacy for political and stakeholder commitment, sanitation planning
  • Promotion and communication activities to disseminate hygiene messages
  • Sanitation marketing
  • Construction of demonstration toilets
  • Training of masons in improved sanitation technologies
  • Piloting and implementation of subsidy scheme (smart incentives) to promote improved household sanitation facilities
  • Monitoring of household improvements linked to piped water supply project cycle
  • Construction of public sanitation facilities
  • Construction of sludge treatment / disposal facilities
  • O&M contracts for public toilets and sludge treatment/disposal facilities

Activities related to expected result 3–institutional set-up for sustainable O&M

  • A) for Small Towns: Gazetting of water supply areas, appointment of water authorities, performance contracts and establishing a gender balanced Water Supply and Sanitation Committee; B) for Rural Growth Centres: establishing a gender-balanced Water and Sanitation Board
  • Support to A) for Small Towns: selection of private scheme operators (by competitive bidding) and establishingmanagement contracts, and B) for Rural Growth Centre: appointment of a scheme operator
  • Training of the water and sanitation board / committee, local leaders and scheme operators in operation and maintenance (managerial and technical aspects)
  • Preparation of post-handover support through regional umbrella organisations

In addition, the project is supporting

A) Development of the ISH implementation Manual
A comprehensive integrated hygiene and sanitation (ISH) strategy was formulated for small towns and RGCs in 2010. The manual will guide the implementation of key elements of the strategy including demand creation (promotion and social marketing), access to physical infrastructure, concept for assessing options for cooperating with the private sector and providing smart subsidies for household sanitation facilities.
B) Results-oriented Monitoring
A results based monitoring system is being developed in coordination with other WSDFs to ensure consistency of indicators and procedures at the national level. The project will strengthen capacities and capabilities of WSDFs and other sector players for implementation and running of this M&E system.

 

The Project is implemented using the Joint Partnership Fund (JPF) and the Water and Sanitation Development Facilities (WSDFs) i.e. WSDF-SW and WSDF-E as existing, harmonised financing and implementation channels

The EU-MDG Initiative mobilises money from one of the EU’s main instruments of development assistance, the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). It envisages a total extra financial effort of €1 billion. The MDG Initiative focuses on those African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries that have designed projects of high quality to achieve results in the areas where progress is most needed: food security, water and sanitation, maternal health and child mortality.

In Uganda, the EU has authorised 30.5 million Euros for support to the MDG 7c: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. The project entitled ‘Water Supply and Sanitation Development in Small Towns and Rural Growth Centres in Uganda’ provides access to safe water and sanitation facilities for 350,000 people living in the South-western and Eastern Region.

The investments under the project are carried out by the regional ‘Water and Sanitation Development Facilities’ (WSDF). The WSDFs are de-concentrated units of the Ministry of Water and Environment. The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) acts as delegatee of the EU for project implementation.

This website is developed as part of the project “Water supply and Sanitation development in small towns and rural growth centres in Uganda” under the European Union’s MDG Initiative project implemented by the Government of Uganda with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) assuming the monitoring and supporting roles.

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#Town/RGCStatusFunding (UGX)StartFinish
1Abim TC
100%
1,986,386,81213th December 201110th March 2014
2Bukedea Town Council
100%
1,978,320,3001st October 201218th April 2014
3Karenga RGC
100%
1,449,407,22131st October 201322nd January 2014
4Kapchorwa
100%
1,080,165,7351st December 201230th November 2013
5Ochero/Kaaga and Matany
60%
1,797,628,29417th February 201416th February 2015
6Kachumbala Town Board
72%
1,403,803,38626th February 201425th February 2015
7Namalu RGC
82%
689,299,60023rd October 201231st July 2014
8Katakwi Town Council
100%
2,006,692,1421st December 201210th March 2014
9Mbulamuti RGC
60%
1,753,358,53019th March 201418th March 2015
10Buwuni Town Board
45%
1,964,405,51715th May 201414th May 2015
11Namutumba Town Council/Kamod Town Board
10%
1,979,650,28112th June 201411th June 2015
12Irundu RGC
7%
1,726,133,8734th July 20143rd July 2015
13Suam Town Board
10%
1,997,063,09027th May 201426th May 2015
14Kisoro
20%
15 Kabale
20%
16 Kanungu
20%
17 Ntungamo
20%
18 Isingiro
20%
19 Mbarara
20%
20 Bushenyi
20%
21 Ibanda
20%
22 Kamwenge
20%
23 Kaseese
20%
24 Kabarole
20%
25 Kyenjojo
20%
26 Kiruhura
20%
27 Lyantonde
20%
28 Sembabule
20%
29 Rakai
20%
30 Rubirizi
20%
31 Sheema
20%
32 Kyegegwa
20%
33 Buhweju
20%
34 Bundibugyo
20%
35 Ntoroko
20%
36 Kabuyanda TC
20%
37 Sheema TC
20%
38 Rushango RGC
20%
39 Kashaka-Bubare
20%
40 Kiko
20%
41 Kijua
20%
42 Karago
20%
43 Kyegegwa
20%
44 Mpara
20%
45 Mijwara (Nambirizi)
20%
46 Kaliiro
20%
47 Kanungu TC
20%
48Sanga
40%
49Kasagama
40%
50Kinuuka
40%
51Buyamba
40%
52Lwebitakuli
40%
53Kainja
40%
54 Nyahuka TC
40%
55Butare-Mashonga
40%
56Kaliiro
40%
57Mpara RGC
40%
58Kyegegwa Town Council
40%
59Kakyanga
100%
60Kazo TC
100%
61Kiruhura TC
100%
62Lyantonde TC
100%
63Kyempene
100%
64Kakuuto
100%
65Kikagate
100%
66Kahunge
100%
67Kabuga
100%
68Rutokye
100%
69Matete
100%
70Kinoni-Mbarara
100%
71Kasensero
80%
72Ntuusi
80%
73Lyantonde II
80%
74Kinoni (Kir)
80%
75Nyeihanga
80%
76Muhanga
80%
77Gasiiza
80%
78Bugongi
80%
79Nyarubungo
80%
80Rwenkobwa
80%