Organizing and valorization of the faecal sludge management services for the commune IV of Niamey!
Hydroconseil in association with GRET, has started the feasibility study for the implementation of an innovative pilot project for the organization of faecal sludge services in the commune IV of Niamey. This study started in July 2020 and will end in April 2021 with the submission of programming documents for the AFD. The diagnosis phase is underway, and we engage with the stakeholders to ensure that the services are tailored to the constraints and challenges they face. The work also includes a focus on valorisation options that our team is analyzing with both interest and caution. Indeed, marketable valorisation requires product stability and regularity of supply, which are then consequences of a successful organisation of FSM.
The World Bank and the Tanzanian authorities have mandated a local banking institution to implement a project of renewal of specific equipment in drinking water networks. It aims to support the selected rural communities to move from fuel-dependent pumping system to solar water pumping. Over the next 24 months, our mission will be to verify the key outputs of the project and support the communities.
Hydroconseil fosters sectoral dialogue by presenting the institutional, financial and economic aspects of the Antananarivo Sanitation Master Plan to the different programme stakeholders: the Cabinet Director of the Mayor of Antananarivo, the Minister of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and the Minister of Planning, Housing and Public Works, and their teams. This Master Plan for Sanitation by 2037 covers both wastewater and rainwater and should help improve living conditions and healthiness in the Malagasy capital city to participate in its emergence.
Hydroconseil and NHA are working in Lesotho with the Ministry of Water and the Department of Rural Water Supply (DRWS) to structure community water utility operators and set up dedicated management procedures and tools. For this final mission, Hydroconseil and NHA have conducted Training of Trainers (ToT) with DRWS staff. The first week of training allowed to present and provide the necessary tools for the supervision and effective management of water systems. For this second week, Hydroconseil and NHA are supervising the training of operators by the DRWS in the Berea district. An exciting project!
Hydroconseil is currently carrying out the mid-term evaluation of the Lazos de Agua programme. This programme aims to improve access to drinking water and sanitation, as well as to promote hygiene measures among approximately 200,000 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Paraguay by 2021. The program presents an innovative approach (SABC, Social Art for Behaviour Change) in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector and develops its projects on the "A-B-C for Sustainability" model of One Drop (Access, Behavior change & Capital).
This scheme is part of the 5-year technical assistance that Hydroconseil is providing to the Regional Directorate of Water and Sanitation (DREA). The first step involves delivering training on water supply service performance, regulation and technical and financial monitoring as part of the Eastern Region Drinking Water Supply Project (PAEP-Est). This training has been positively received and has brought together a large number of staff from both the regional directorate and the water supply directorate.
Hydroconseil is in Niger evaluating all Danish development agency-related projects conducted in the country from 2009 to 2018. In charge of all cross-cutting aspects and, more specifically, for evaluating the water and sanitation sector, Hydroconseil visited water supply and sanitation facilities in the field and met with rural mayors, public water service users’ association representatives, and village health committees in the Zinder region at a participatory workshop conducted using the "Outcome Harvesting" methodology.
As part of a study conducted by the Ministry of Education and WSUP, Hydroconseil and GRET visited schools in Antananarivo and Tulear, met with stakeholders in the sector and conducted a participatory workshop. The objective is to identify 2 possible adjustments to WASH friendly school national programme and analyse their impacts on student practices through a baseline and endline during the 2019-2020 school year.
The aim of this joint Ministry of Water and African Development Bank project is to improve access to water in the country's emerging villages and small towns. The pilot phase will be conducted in 5 villages and the management models developed will then be replicated nationwide. The project activities include developing a legislative and regulatory framework, designing integrated management systems for operators and organizing operators and national authorities trainings.