WASH Alliance program Uganda

The Uganda WASH program is geographically divided into two distinct areas; the area around Kitgum and Gulu in the North and Rwenzori area in the South‐West of Uganda. With the Northern part recovering from the civil war, the water and sanitation activities are mainly donor‐driven, whereas in the Rwenzori area there is good potential to shift to an approach more oriented at self-supply. In the two geographical areas, two different programs are rolled out, working with different Ugandan partners. PRACTICA is mainly active in the Rwenzori region, focusing on the introduction of low-cost water technologies and local business development.

Goals

To contribute to the knowledge about, and application of, low cost water solutions and innovative finance mechanisms, so that dependency on donor funding will be reduced.

Activities

  • Training for several teams on professional manual drilling of wells (mainly for self-supply/multiple use), including the production of hardware for drilling (e.g. rotary jetting)
  • Setting up local production of rope pumps and training on manufacturing
  • Promotion for low-cost household level water options
  • Pilot with prepaid systems for handpumps, focusing on technical, social and financial viability

Budget

€ 250,000

Results

  • 4 enterprises and 2 NGO’s trained on rope pump production, installation and maintenance
  • Businesses for WASH services including manual drilling, tool construction and low‐cost hand pumps were supported to sustain as viable businesses
  • Low‐cost WASH technologies have been promoted to increase demand and sales through private investments
Status
Active
Actif
Started
Commencé
2011
clients
partners
partenaires
  • HEWASA