PROJECTS CURRENTLY BEING IMPLEMENTED BY HEWASA PROGRAMME

1.The Rwenzori WASH Alliance (RWA) Programme The Rwenzori WASH Alliance is a forum bringing together key development partners in the WASH sector in the Rwenzori region to respond to some of the issues affecting the sector. The alliance was formed for the purpose of coordinating and recognising different capacities and skills resident among the WASH partners that are capable of designing and implementing successful WASH programs in the region. HEWASA and JESE currently serve as the RWA implementing partners while SNV and PROTOS serve as technical support partners. The Rwenzori WASH Alliance is currently receiving funding from SIMAVI of Netherlands to support its planned activities. 2.Rwenzori region Waste Management Project HEWASA Programme is currently receiving financial and technical support from WASTE of Netherlands to implement a Waste Management project in the main urban centres within the region. The main goal of the project is to empower communities in the urban areas within the region to develop and undertake sustainable sanitation and solid waste management approaches that respond to their needs and have respect for the environment. 3.Pilot Low Cost Drilling and Pumps Project HEWASA Programme is currently receiving financial and technical support from Practica of Netherlands to pilot the use of low cost drilling and Pumps within the region. The purpose of this project is to provide alternative low cost drilling and pumps which are affordable to the Local population within the region. 4.Post Conflict WASH Project HEWASA Programme is currently implementing a Post Conflict WASH Project in the District of Masindi with financial support from the EU-Water Facility through the Water Aid Uganda Country Programme. The main objective of this project is to provide safe water supply, hygiene and sanitation services to the marginalized and underserved communities within the District. 5.The Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) Project HEWASA Programme continues to serve as the coordinator of The Governance and Transparency Fund Programme within the Rwenzori region in Western Uganda. Started in 2008, this five-year programme aims at improving governance in the WASH Sector has been on-going within the region and expected to be continued until 2013. The funding for this Programme is provided from UKAID through the Water Aid Uganda Country Programme. The main goal of this Programme is to promote capability, accountability and responsiveness (the CAR principle) in the provision of safe water supply and sanitation services to the communities by facilitating pro-active dialogue and engagement between the civil society organizations, communities and Government service providers. 6.The LeaPPS Action Research HEWASA Programme has been implementing the LeaPPS Action Research project since October 2008. LeaPPS stands for Learning for Policy and Practice in rural Household and Primary School Sanitation and Hygiene. The project aims at piloting Fossa alterna and Arboloo ecosan latrines in the communities and schools in Kyenjojo and Kamwenge District. The funding for this project is provided by SIMAVI through NETWAS. 7.The Community Empowerment Project (CEP) With technical and financial support from SNV, HEWASA Programme is currently implementing two components of the Community Empowerment Project in the two Districts of Kyenjojo and Kasese namely the School and Community WASH components of the project. The overall goal of the school WASH component of the CEP Project is to contribute to increased access to quality education through structured parent’s involved in school activities. The Programme also aims at increasing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the primary schools in the two Districts of Kasese and Kyenjojo. The overall objective of the community WASH component of the CEP Project is to contribute to increased access to safe water and sanitation in households by 11.5%, having at least 90% functional water facilities sustained by the users, decreasing the number of water bone diseases in communities by 22%, improve latrine coverage by 100%, reducing walking distances to safe water sources to 1.2 km and improved hygienic behaviour in communities by 22% 8.The DANIDA NGO Fund Programme for improving Governance in the Water Sector HEWASA Programme is currently implementing a Programme for improving Governance in the Water Sector with support from the DANIDA NGO Fund. The overall objective of this project is to improve governance in the provision of safe water services by developing the capacities of the Local Governments to be more responsive to the service needs of the under served communities. The project also aims at ensuring that the Local Governments are more accountable and responsive to safe water needs of the disadvantaged communities. Furthermore, the project empowers the communities to demand for their rights to safe water supply and promotes evidence based advocacy in order to secure the rights of the communities to these services.